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23 June 2021, 15:58

Belarusian defense minister accuses Poland, Baltic states, Ukraine of selling their sovereignty

MOSCOW, 23 June (BelTA) – Poland, the Baltic states, and Ukraine offer their sovereignty for sale. Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin made the statement during the plenary session of the 9th Moscow Conference on International Security on 23 June, BelTA has learned.

The official said: “During the previous Moscow conference we expressed our opinion about underlying reasons for the concept of Europe with different speeds, about the formation of the Germany-France vector and the UK-USA vector of European politics. As we expected, individual Eastern Europe countries rushed into the transatlantic embrace of American allies. Poland, the Baltic states, and Ukraine trade in their sovereignty and offer brazen Russophobia as a product. As part of the trend American troops penetrate Eastern Europe, expand the occupation zone. Eastern Europe is getting rapidly militarized. A military base is being built in Poland. U.S. tank battalions are endlessly rotated in and out a dozen of kilometers away from the Belarusian border under the guise of protection of the Baltic states. Ukraine wants British troops stationed in the country. Meanwhile, we witness how troops and forces of third countries master the theater of future warfare near our borders. Military budgets are getting inflated. Offensive weapons are being bought in massive amounts.”

“At the same time we see regular attempts to transform the American occupational regime in Europe. In our opinion, it is the right term for describing the deployment of American troops in Germany and Italy after World War Two. The troops have been staying there since the Yalta Conference of 1945 decided on dividing territories of the conquered Hitler coalition countries into occupation zones,” the Belarusian defense minister pointed out.

Viktor Khrenin stated that the world is being taught to accept the inevitability of a war. “Mass media increasingly frequently publish projections concerning the escalation of the situation and results of the modeling of how world powers may act in various theaters of war,” he noted. “Nations are getting accustomed to the idea that a military clash is a normal course of events, the so-called normal normalcy. Simultaneously new strategic ideas, warfare forms and methods are being worked out in anticipation of future military clashes. The Pentagon's concept for global integrated multisphere operations is a case in point. The relevant charter documents are already being written on the basis of the concept and army development programs are being implemented.”

Taking part in the 9th Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS 2021) are defense ministers, chiefs of general staffs, delegations of defense ministries from 109 countries as well as representatives of international organizations – the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the United Nations Organization (UN), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the League of Arab States. Participants of the conference are expected to discuss problems of global and regional stability, various aspects of security in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.

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