MOSCOW, 23 June (BelTA) - The COVID-19 pandemic is contributing to controlled chaos in the world, Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin said as he spoke at the plenary session of the 9th Moscow Conference on International Security, BelTA has learned.
"The global pandemic of coronavirus is contributing to controlled chaos," Viktor Khrenin. “The lockdowns imposed in most states against COVID-19 have achieved their goal, which was to deal a serious blow to national economies. People have ceased to trust the authorities, they live in fear for their future. Look at what is happening in the world today. People take to the streets all over the world. We see anti-government protests on all continents. A wave of color revolutions has swept through the post-Soviet space. In other words, conditions are being created to destroy states in this chaos and to appropriate their wealth."
According to the minister, Belarus has not avoided this chaos either. “The Belarusian people were also dragged into this global chaos, not understanding its true goals and purposes. Part of the Belarusian society, advocating openness to the world, did not realize that there was no place for any independent state in the model of the new world promoted by sponsors from Dallas and Wall Street. Now, the masks are off, and we see clearly that another redistribution of the world is underway,” he stressed.
Taking part in the 9th Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS 2021) are defense ministers, chiefs of general staffs, delegations of defense ministries from 109 countries as well as representatives of international organizations – the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the United Nations Organization (UN), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the League of Arab States. Participants of the conference are discussing problems of global and regional stability, various aspects of security in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.