MINSK, 10 October (BelTA) – Belarus' Armed Forces will do everything to ensure the country's security, BelTA learned from Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin.
The Defense Ministry quoted Viktor Khrenin as saying: “We see that our Ukrainian neighbors are concerned about possible aggressive actions on the part of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus. Leaks about alleged preparations for an assault from our side continue. We have only one answer to this: don't provoke us, we don't intend to fight you. We don't want to wage a war with either Lithuanians or Poles or even more so with Ukrainians. If you don't want to either and if you don't take wrong steps, then there will be no war.”
Our plans are defensive plans. “In case we are attacked. If at least one meter of Belarusian land is subjected to aggression. As the commander-in-chief said, the response will be instantaneous and harsh. This is why we once again caution you against provocations. You don't want a war with us. We don't want a war either,” the defense minister stressed. “I'd like to repeat the commander-in-chief's words to Belarusians: the situation is not so dire that we should panic. Everyone should calmly keep doing their jobs. The Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus will do their utmost in order to ensure security.”