GOMEL, 26 October (BelTA) - The current military-political developments around Belarus are aimed at drawing the country into the conflict, State Secretary of the Belarusian Security Council Aleksandr Volfovich said as he met with work collectives of Gomel Oblast to brief them on ongoing military and political developments in Belarus and abroad, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Volfovich noted that the collective West, led by the United States, is strangling the Russian Federation from all sides. "There is an array of hotbeds of tensions. A huge amount of weapons, hardware, ammunition was abandoned on the territory of Afghanistan in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal. This creates tension on the Tajik border. There is a long-simmering Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict. Constant conflicts on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border," Aleksandr Volfovich went on to say. He recalled that at the beginning of the year there was an attempt at a coup in Kazakhstan and to create a hotbed of tension there.
The long-term goal that the United States achieved is to create tensions on the territory of Ukraine and to drag the Russian Federation into it, Aleksandr Volfovich added.
"In 2020, there was a strong attempt, which failed, to add Belarus to this list and to close the ring around the Russian Federation. All this can not but worry. Today, the entire military-political developments, the increasingly manifested attempts by the United States are aimed at drawing Belarus into the conflict," he stressed.
That was the goal of the migrant tensions last year. Under the pretext of regulating it they built up military activity on the territory of Poland and Lithuania. "There are no migrants any longer but tensions remain. Large forces remain, exercises continue. Now they have started talking about the use of nuclear tactical weapons. The situation is really complicated," Aleksandr Volfovich said.