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24 July 2020, 14:07

Lukashenko: Modern wars are triggered by street protests

Aleksandr Lukashenko
Aleksandr Lukashenko

MARYINA GORKA, 24 July (BelTA) – All modern wars begin from street protests and rallies, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he inspected the 5th Independent Special Operations Brigade in Maryina Gorka on 24 July, BelTA reports.

Addressing the military Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized that the brigade in Maryina Gorka is special. “Our Armed Forces have two units like this – your brigade and the mechanized brigade in Uruchie. When I served in the army as an officer, these were also special units. Over ten years ago, when I had to make up my mind and to choose which units would become dual-purpose brigades, I chose these two brigades,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

“When I had to decide what kind of Armed Forces we needed, especially after 2010, I realized that we needed to have well-trained soldiers, units in the Armed Forces, just in case. We would not want to resort to using the Armed Forces. However, anything can happen. The United States is a case in point,” the Belarusian head of state said.

The Belarusian leader recalled that the U.S. president had to use the army in some states. “First, no one in the world expected the ongoing developments in the USA. Second, this is a serious catastrophe for the entire world. If the U.S. president withstands this pressure, it will be a good sign for us, because if this empire caves in or, God forbid, collapses, it will seriously affect the whole world,” he believes.

Speaking about the brigades in Maryina Gorka and Uruchie, Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that they are well trained to prevent the escalation of tensions inside the country.

“State Secretary Andrei Ravkov was right when he said that all modern wars begin with street protests, rallies and Maidan-type revolutions. If there are not enough people here to take part in such revolutions, they will bring them from abroad. These are professional military, gangsters who are specially trained, mostly as part of private military companies all over the world and they make big money from staging provocations in various states,” the president said.

He added that it happened in many countries, including Libya, Iraq and Syria. “It made it even worse. It is a manageable chaos,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

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