MINSK, 1 June (BelTA) – The information and analytical work in security agencies and special services of the CIS states should be systemic and regular, State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus Aleksandr Volfovich said at the 52nd meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of Security Agencies and Special Services in Minsk on 1 June, BelTA has learned.
“The conflict in Ukraine is a bitter confirmation of the collapse of the established architecture of international and regional security. Illustrative examples of the fundamental power shift in the European region include Finland's accelerated accession into NATO, Sweden's plans to join the bloc and the unmotivated increase in military spending in Eastern European countries. All these are examples of escalation of military threats,” Aleksandr Volfovich said.
The state secretary recalled that Poland's military expenditure could reach a record 4% this year. In addition to that, he pointed to the creation of new units of the national armed forces with their permanent deployment near the Belarusian border. “The Polish former deputy defense minister has recently said that Poland is ready to support some kind of uprising and to stage a military coup in Belarus. We adequately assess such provocations and are ready to respond,” Aleksandr Volfovich assured.
In addition to that, militants are trained on the territory of Ukraine to destabilize the political situation in Belarus and seize power by force. “No one is hiding these intentions. Those wishing to join such structures are recruited via the internet," Aleksandr Volfovich emphasized.
Taking into consideration Belarus' presidency in the CSTO, the state secretary of the Security Council noted that one of the priorities is capacity building in the information and analytical field. “This area of work is more relevant than ever for the Commonwealth and special services of the participating countries. In this regard, it is necessary to support the initiative to prepare documents containing a comprehensive assessment of the situation. This work should be systemic and regular. Unless special services carry out such important and responsible work, our “colleagues” in the NATO bloc will have another victory under their belt,” the Security Council chief is convinced.