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16 August 2022, 16:20

Volfovich: NATO was building up its potential long before the conflict in Ukraine

MOSCOW, 16 August (BelTA) – NATO was busy building up its potential long before the conflict in Ukraine. State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus Aleksandr Volfovich pointed it out at the 10th Moscow Conference on International Security on 16 August, BelTA has learned.

Aleksandr Volfovich noted that it is obvious that NATO is bent on destroying the existing architecture of global and regional security and has substantially increased presence at its eastern borders. “These processes did not begin when the special military operation in Ukraine was launched but a long time before that: NATO knowingly turned down constructive messages of Russia and its allies regarding the indivisibility of security space of the European continent, the inadmissibility of the buildup of military potentials to the detriment of interests of other countries in the region, the unacceptability of the alliance's expansion and of the alliance's militarization of the post-Soviet space,” he reminded.

Aleksandr Volfovich added that NATO continues promoting an open doors policy. Citing the deteriorating state of security in the region, Finland and Sweden are getting ready to join NATO. It is clearly an unfounded political decision, the official said.

Taking part in the Moscow Conference on International Security are over 700 guests, including defense ministers, chiefs of general staffs, delegations of defense ministries, representatives of the expert community from various countries, and representatives of international organizations. Participants of the conference are discussing problems of global and regional stability as well as various aspects of security in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.

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