MINSK, 23 May (BelTA) - We have enough forces and means to respond to possible threats, CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas said in an interview to Belarus 1 TV channel, BelTA has learned.
“The situation is now very serious. It is a turbulent world. No one thought that this year would be so difficult not only for our state, but also for others. It started in Kazakhstan and spread on,” said Stanislav Zas. “As for NATO, of course, we perceive this expansion as prerequisites for growing tensions and further militarization of the region. This does not serve the strengthening of security, including in NATO member countries.”
“We have enough forces and means to respond to possible threats in this situation. Therefore, the issue of increasing our military potential is not on the agenda now. I say again the opportunities that the CSTO countries have are colossal,” he said.