Belarus to take measures to strengthen state border

28 October 2019
The military-political situation became subject of the President’s dialogue with the Minister of Defense, the Secretary of the State of the Security Council and the Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces.

The upcoming exercises of the North Atlantic Alliance will be held in Lithuania this spring. Heavy armored vehicles have already arrived at the training ground, which is about 15 kilometers from the border with Belarus. About 40 thousand military personnel will take part in the maneuvers, half a thousand of them are already in the neighboring Lithuania. 

During the exercises, the transfer of troops in various ways will be practiced. Such activity at our borders cannot but cause concern. The Head of the State instructed the state secretariat of the Security Council and the Ministry of Defense to make specific proposals for concrete measures to ensure state security. The appearance of American tank units in the immediate vicinity of the border with our country forces Minsk to work out response measures. 

The position of Belarus is as follows: we are not going to rattle with weapons, but we are ready to respond to any actions. It is necessary to take into account the fact that the exercises will take place in the immediate vicinity of the Belarusian NPP. It is protected from the air with the latest weapons, but the Head of State instructed to strengthen its ground protection. 

The number of land forces at the Lithuanian border has been increased. In addition to the military, a number of information and diplomatic measures are being taken.