MINSK, 29 November (BelTA) - Belarus has every opportunity to respond to any military threats on its borders, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a meeting on military security in the strategic control center of the Defense Ministry on 29 November, BelTA has learned.
“The General Staff need to know in which direction these scoundrels will act against us and how we will respond. You have asked me to support you in developing rapid response forces, which can be deployed within two or three hours. We have enough well-trained and well-equipped units, which can be deployed anywhere in Belarus within three hours. We have done everything we could for our army,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.
Therefore, according to the president, the purpose of the meeting at the Defense Ministry is to discuss the ways to respond using the Armed Forces to possible unfriendly and aggressive steps towards Belarus.
"I mean the Armed Forces. Not only the army but also the Ministry of Internal Affairs, border troops, the State Security Committee," he said. “We see what's going on. We are not deploying our military units. I have not given such orders. But we must have the scenarios how we will respond to any of their actions, how we will counteract. We have every opportunity to keep ear to the ground as people say, and respond to their every military movement. And not even military but also to their plans, the plans of these military units. This is the goal of our today's event," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.