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23 June 2021, 15:29

Belarusian defense minister concerned about ongoing worldwide proxy war

MOSCOW, 23 June (BelTA) - We are living in a new era of worldwide proxy warfare, with its beneficiaries trying to stay in the shadows, Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin said as he spoke at the plenary session of the 9th Moscow Conference on International Security, BelTA has learned.

“Two years ago, at this conference, we noted that a war was looming in the world and Europe,” the minister recalled. “Now we can say with full confidence: the war has already begun and entered our house. But this is not the classic war when states and armies clash with each other in fierce battles. Today, in our view, there is a worldwide proxy war for a future model of world order between transnational and national elites. The beneficiaries of this war are trying to stay in the shadows, but they are visible. The advocates of the unipolar global world have declared their planetary ambitions. Their goal is to tear down independent governments, to erase state borders between countries. The best means for this, in their view, is the strategy of a controlled chaos. It is in its framework that the modern concepts of color revolutions and hybrid wars are used,” he said.

Viktor Khrenin also believes that the planetary pandemic coronavirus is among the contributors to a controlled chaos.

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 discussing problems of global and regional stability, various aspects of security in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.

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