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06 June 2022, 19:16

Belarusian MP concerned about growing threats to CSTO due to confrontation with West

MINSK, 6 June (BelTA) – In conditions of harsh confrontation with the West the level of threats to countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization has increased substantially. Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko made the statement at a session of the Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Parliamentary Assembly in Yerevan, Armenia, BelTA has learned.

Vladimir Andreichenko said: “First of all, I'd like to thank Armenia for hospitality and to personally congratulate everyone on the 30th anniversary since the Collective Security Treaty was signed and the 20th anniversary since the Collective Security Treaty Organization was established. A meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization heads of state took place in Moscow. It was timed to these anniversaries. It was a vivid confirmation of the fact that the choice made in favor of pooling efforts to maintain peace and security in Eurasian space was the right one and has survived the test of time. The importance of the organization, including its parliamentary component, has increased by many times due to the USA's and the collective West's resentment of the formation of a new multipolar architecture of international relations. In the fight for global leadership they resort to sanctions, political pressure, and blatant interference in domestic affairs of sovereign countries.”

Vladimir Andreichenko. Photo courtesy of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly
Vladimir Andreichenko. Photo courtesy of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly

Breakaway from multilaterality, the destruction of international law mechanisms in the area of disarmament and arms control are accompanied by intensified militarization, buildup of NATO forces in Europe, the MP noted. “I believe the NATO deputy secretary general's recent statement that the alliance no longer faces restrictions standing in the way of creation of solid positions on the eastern flank are self-explanatory. Attempts to form new military political blocs in the Asian-Pacific region, destabilize the situation in Central Asia and the Middle East also cause serious concern. The conclusion is obvious: in conditions of the harsh confrontation, towards which the West pushes us, the level of threats to Collective Security Treaty Organization countries has increased substantially. The geopolitical picture of the world has radically changed and it requires us to take decisive consolidated actions,” he said.

Vladimir Andreichenko said: “I am convinced that only collective efforts meant to enhance Collective Security Treaty Organization mechanisms, mutual support, and tighter cooperation can provide an adequate answer to present challenges. It is necessary to focus on counteracting the policy of diktat and sanctions in international relations.”

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