MINSK, 2 December (BelTA) – The buildup of military presence of the USA and NATO near western borders of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) gives reasons for serious concern. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement at the session of the CSTO Collective Security Council on 2 December, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “Once again the world is on the brink of an unbridled arms race. The most dangerous phenomena are getting worse, namely a military standoff between global centers of power. The buildup of military presence of the USA and NATO near western borders of the Collective Security Treaty Organization is a cause for serious concern.”
Aleksandr Lukashenko explained he had primarily referred to the deployment of additional U.S. troops in Poland and the country's plans to set up new military infrastructure facilities. “We clearly see an increase in systemic events of military nature in Poland and in Baltic states,” he added.
“Meanwhile, not only Belarus' national interests are targeted by military activity. In this context one should also consider NATO's statements about the development of some new strategic concept. I believe it is already clear for everyone who and what it will target,” the head of state noted.
Aleksandr Lukashenko also drew attention to the unprecedented buildup of all kinds of sanctions. “These international law measures, which are supposed to be used only in exceptional cases and only for the sake of resolving the most important issues of peace and security, have become an everyday occurrence,” he noted.