MACHULISHCHI, 17 January (BelTA) – The CSTO operation in Kazakhstan is a signal to all those sharpening their swords along the Belarusian-Russian border, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he welcomed the Belarusian peacekeeping forces back home from Kazakhstan on 15 January, BelTA has learned.
According to the president, Kazakhstan was subjected to the armed aggression of well-coordinated terrorist groups. They were specially trained and have combat experience gained in various hot spots.
“It is hard for me to convince you of that, because you just came back from the battlefield, and I was not there. You saw, however, the limited area for which you were responsible. We analyzed and saw the situation as a whole. Only thanks to the forces that were deployed in Kazakhstan, that terrible plot to destroy the country did not succeed,” stressed Aleksandr Lukashenko.
The head of state is sure that some time will pass and the Kazakh people will appreciate the efforts of the CSTO countries. “I, as a former military man and officer, understand that everything is seen differently from the battlefield. Believe me, by your actions, even without shooting, without conducting special operations, and only by your presence you ensured peace and order in this country. It was a warning message to all those who are now sharpening their swords on the perimeter of the Belarusian-Russian borders. You have shown everyone that it is dangerous to fight against us. Moreover, it is impossible. It is impossible to defeat us. This is the main result of your operation,” the president said.