Reliable national security providing is one of the conditions of the well-being of any state, said Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus, speaking during a meeting of Armed Forces commanders.
The current redistribution processes of the spheres of influence in geopolitics require special attention. The existence of double standards, the United States ' desire for world domination, the wars in Afghanistan and Syria, and the migration crisis in Europe — everything has its reasons, said the President.
Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus:
Today we are witnessing growing imbalances in international relations. The Soviet Union has disappeared. Everything was happening in front of our eyes, we knew that, we see it. I remember when I here, in this room, just a year after I was elected as President in the mid-90s, on behalf of you, stated that we needed to be ready to defend the country; we also claimed the unacceptability of violations of international law and NATO movement to the East. We were the first to bring these questions up. I have mentioned recently that the issue is not about the Belarusian dictatorial regime and that somebody does not like us. But the fact is that we have sticked to a certain position for as long as 20 years. We had neither wiggles nor affectations as, without any exception, all the post-Soviet republics had, including the Russian Federation. We were absolutely sincere and honest before our people, partners, and, perhaps, we also were a probable adversary. Since then we have been accused of the dictatorship and the attempts to revive the Soviet Union. Thus, what do we see 20 years later? We see what was predicted in the mid 90s. This check-and-balance system is absolutely unbalanced. It’s highly undesirable that a new security system appear in the world as a result of a massacre because this is not going to be a carnage, which was in the middle of the previous century but it will be a nuclear war. We absolutely do not need it, like any other people living on this planet.