MINSK, 20 September (BelTA) – Russian troops must not be stabbed in the back via Belarus. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement as he met with State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus Aleksandr Volfovich, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “We were not supposed to discuss the matter today but I believe that you should briefly report the situation at the south border to me. I instructed you, the Defense Ministry, all the defense, security, and law enforcement agencies to work out our practical actions at the border with Ukraine taking into account our experience since the launch of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine. We had some experience of counteraction over there, including the creation of battalion tactical groups and the covering of the border. What is the situation now and how are we going to act over there later on?”
A similar question was asked with regard to defenses at the northwestern border.
“In places where genuine threats are present. Definitely. It is the most important thing for our army. And then again we should not be criticized by saying we intend to wage a war in Ukraine and the rest. We have to protect our Fatherland. As for support for Russia, I once again reaffirm: there must be no strike from the back, to the side, from the side, from the flanks at Russian troops via Belarus. And there will be none. It is our obligation to our ally,” the Belarusian leader stressed.