MINSK, 28 October (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko commented on the ongoing militarization along the western borders of Belarus as he met with Russian Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov in Minsk on 28 October, BelTA has learned.
"Here's the latest news. Russia has probably paid attention to it too. Poland decided to fight illegal migration on the border with Belarus with the help of Leopard tanks. You'd probably be surprised by that. Are they going to use tanks against civilians? They are just looking for any excuse to move their troops closer to our borders, the borders of the Union State. We see all this and, of course, our reaction will be very harsh. We'll wait a while. We will warn them. Belarus has something to move closer to the borders, let alone the Russian Federation. We will act harshly, disregarding any criticism from their side," the head of state said.
As BelTA has reported earlier, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko commented on the situation on western borders of the country as he visited Lida District Central Hospital on 26 October. The Belarusian leader noted: “You can see perfectly well. You are closer to the west than the rest. And you see what has been going on and what they want from us. They even moved Leopard tanks towards our border yesterday.”
He turned towards the President's Aide – Inspector for Grodno Oblast Yuri Karayev: “Yuri, you should keep an eye on what they are doing beyond the border (you are a general among other things). I want prompt tips. Extreme scoundrels. I am afraid they might start a little war here.”