MINSK, 10 October (BelTA) - The number one task for the Belarusian military is to take all necessary steps to prevent a war in the country, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he hosted a meeting on security matters in Minsk on 10 October, BelTA has learned.
“Without whipping up tensions, I would like you to understand: if you want peace, you have to prepare for war. Always. All your life. In order to prevent all sorts of clashes and manifestations, we, the military, must have plans to counter all sorts of scoundrels who are trying to drag us into a fight. We must not let them drag us into a war. This is our main task. There should be no war on the territory of Belarus. We, the military, must take all measures to prevent it,” said the head of state.
He also gave advice to all the Belarusians on what to do in the current situation: “People have already sensed that something is not okay, that there are some tensions, and so on. I would like to repeat that everyone should continue working on their places.”
“The current situation is not so aggravated that we need to start acting immediately. We have our military that will demonstrate at this point their determination to defend their country. Then none of the scoundrels will get here,” the Belarusian leader said.