Russia was also repeatedly accused of involvement in the crisis. Subscribe to RBC's YouTube Live broadcasts, videos and recordings of programs on our YouTube channel
Источник rbc.ru In his opinion, NATO's involvement in resolving the refugee situation is nothing more than provoking a war. Lukashenko instructed the Chief of the General Staff to prepare a response plan for 'possible aggression and illegal actions' in relation to Belarus and at the same time not to react to provocations. According to him, he has no data on such plans. The EU countries, the UK and the US argue that the migration crisis on the borders of Poland and Lithuania was provoked by Minsk itself, in connection with which a new sanctions package is being prepared against Belarus. “We need to protect our country. According to the president, the whole situation with migrants was provoked by the West in order to divert the attention of the Belarusian army
If the West unleashes a war in Donbass again, Belarus will not remain on the sidelines, Alexander Lukashenko said at a meeting on military security, BelTA informs. Americans '', & mdash; said the Belarusian president. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, in turn, said that publications by Western media that Moscow was using the crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border to prepare an “ invasion '' to Ukraine, nothing more than another 'mythologeme'. I am not dramatizing events, but I warn the military: for any possible body movement, '', & mdash; he added. “ Europe does not want war. Earlier, Lukashenka argued that the migration crisis is being used by the United States. “ They understand perfectly well: if only Ukraine tries to unleash a conflict with Russia, Belarus will not be left on the sidelines, so the Belarusian army must be contained, strained on the western borders (Latvia, Lithuania, Poland) and in the south & mdash; strengthening of the Ukrainian border & raquo;, & mdash; he explained his position. Who needs this war? Lukashenko commented on reports of Russian military activity near the borders of Ukraine, noting that “ active body movements are beginning around the Russian Federation under the guise of the fact that it is 'going to attack Ukraine'. According to Lukashenka, the West uses the situation with migrants as a way to contain the Belarusian army in the event of a conflict with Russia.