MINSK, 9 November (BelTA) – In an interview with Editor-in-Chief of the Russian magazine Natsionalnaya Oborona and military expert Igor Korotchenko Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made a few comments about the situation with migrants at Belarus' border with the European Union, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko noted: “You have to agree that resorting to weapons in the modern world is tantamount to suicide. Even more so here, in the center of Europe. And even more so with Belarus. Because all the wars have always happened in this piece of land in the center, everything began here. Doesn't history teach anything?”
“Using Leopard [tanks] to fight migrants today? Excuse me. You and I are military people. We understand what waging a war on these miserable people at the Polish border with, let's say, Belarus and deploying columns of tanks means today. It is clear it is some drill or blackmail,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
In his words, Belarus calmly counteracts it: “We don't seek a fight like some people in Russia write as well as our fugitives. Because we know that if, god forbid, we make some error, if we falter, then Russia will become immediately involved in this vortex. And Russia is a major nuclear power. I am not a madman. I understand perfectly well where it can lead. This is why there is no heroism here – ‘grab an assault rifle and go to the Polish border' (by the way, I served as a border guard there back in the day), no, never ever. We understand, we know our place. But we will not fall to our knees.”