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09 May 2022, 14:34

Lukashenko comments on military threat from Poland

MINSK, 9 May (BelTA) – Following a ceremony on the occasion of the 77th anniversary of Great Victory, the head of state was asked a question about the recent reports on the internet that Poland is planning to attack Belarus, and is holding large-scale military exercises.

"Let them try. We defeated enemies here much stronger than Poland. So if they want to give it a try, let them. Although I am concerned about this as well. They have built up the military presence from 3,000 to 32,000 or even 40,000 in Poland and Lithuania. I've always told the military: we shouldn't miss anything. We must not repeat 1941. Therefore, we will respond," the president said.

"We know how our army measures against NATO (a military machine)... But Russia is behind us, a nuclear power. We have an appropriate agreement. We have often discussed this topic recently with the Russian president," the Belarusian leader said.

He also stressed that it is impossible to defeat a people who fight on their land, for their territory, for their families and children.

"Probably, they somehow want to distract both us and Russia from Ukraine. Complete fools who are doing public campaigns never understanding what Polish, Lithuanian, German soldiers live by. No one wants war, and above all soldiers. Since the military do not need the war, it means that it will not happen," the head of state summed up.

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