MINSK, 18 July (BelTA) – In today's situation the military language is becoming more common than the diplomatic language, Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said at the annual seminar of heads of diplomatic missions and consulates of Belarus, BelTA has learned.
“Located along a geopolitical dividing line Belarus has been exposed to the aggressive hybrid pressure from the collective West for a long time, with short breaks. The pressure was unprecedented in its scale in the past two years. Using the military language (which, unfortunately, is now more usable than the diplomatic language) we can say that such attacks certainly taught us how to defend ourselves,” Vladimir Makei said.
At the same time, he noted that the new realities also laid bare some weaknesses and vulnerabilities that the country needs to address.
“Our position is appropriate and unwavering. It prompts us to keep thinking about new accommodating steps and counter-measures,” the minister stressed.