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20 May 2022, 17:22

Belarus refuses to help resolve conflict in Ukraine by force of arms

Roman Golovchenko. An archive photo
Roman Golovchenko. An archive photo

MINSK, 20 May (BelTA) – Belarus is not a party to the conflict and does not intend to participate in the resolution of the conflict by force of arms. Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko made the statement as he commented on the situation in Ukraine in an interview with the TV channel Al Arabiya, BelTA has learned.

Roman Golovchenko stressed: “The collective West is trying by all means to brand us either as an aggressor or a co-aggressor. It is convenient for them because they need something to justify pressure on the country. But Belarus is not a party to the conflict and does not intend to participate in its resolution by force of arms. We've repeatedly stressed it at all levels and the president has. Belarus is a peaceful country. Our Constitution rules out aggression from our territory against foreign states.”

At the same time Belarus understands the seriousness of the situation. “It is not a Russian-Ukrainian conflict. War hawks stand behind Ukraine's back. They are interested in intensifying this conflict by all means. Massive shipments of western weapons to Ukraine are designed to accomplish this mission,” Roman Golovchenko is convinced.

Belarus sees the intensification and buildup of NATO's military contingent at the western border. “Large-scale military exercises are held in Poland, the Baltic states, primarily in Lithuania. Not only national NATO contingents are deployed there. American military contingents are moved there. How are we supposed to respond to that? Certainly, we are taking measures to prepare to protect our sovereignty and security if we have to respond. But Belarus rules out aggression from its territory against anyone. This is why we are stepping up measures to reinforce military security but solely for the sake of parrying the military threat that looms over us,” the official stated.

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