Lukashenko addressed security leadership: the most important task is to learn lessons from what is happening around Belarus
At today’s meeting on defence issues, the President stressed that – alongside an increase in the number of provocations near the state border by the fugitive opposition and ‘bandits’ – calls for the seizure of power by force and commitment of terrorist attacks on the territory of Belarus are proclaimed more often
“Some of these fugitives are not just traitors, but true extremists. I cannot name them differently. They are already openly, without hesitation, calling for strikes at the objects on the territory of our country. They have even forgotten that their relatives live on the territory of Belarus,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
According to the President, against this background, Western states continue to enhance the military potential of their armed forces, modernise the infrastructure on the territory of neighbouring countries, and increase the intensity of operational and combat training activities. “All this leads to an aggravation of the already difficult military-political situation around our country and in the region as a whole. So far, we have managed to restrain a potential enemy from using military force against Belarus. Nevertheless, we must constantly monitor, see and in no case miss the signs that will indicate direct preparation for aggression against our country,” he said.
The Head of State added that, at today's meeting, its participants need to make an analysis of what has already been done to protect the state, and to outline in which direction it is necessary to move in the future. “I have always repeated, and I want to say it again: lessons are the key. We need to draw lessons from what is happening along the perimeter of our Belarus, and this is our most important task,” Aleksandr Lukashenko noted.
The meeting participants also plan to assess the effectiveness of the measures already taken to improve the defence capability of the state and to determine the need for additional decisions at the level of the Government and the President.
With this in view, the Head of State added, “I do not want to describe in detail the situation and our plans, strategy. I watched an interview of Lyudmila Gladkaya [SB correspondent] with the Defence Minister yesterday. Everything was clearly and definitely said there about our further actions, about how we will develop our Armed Forces – and why.”