Russia will lend assistance if Belarus asks for providing security in the event of ‘external military threats’, state-run news agency BelTA reports with reference to Alyaksandr Lukashenka.
During Saturday’s meeting in the Defense Ministry, Alyaksandr Lukashenka told military officials about his coming to terms with Vladimir Putin.
“When it comes to the military component, we have an agreement with the Russian Federation within the Union State and the CSTO. And these moments [the current developments in Belarus – Belsat] fall under the agreement. Therefore, today I have had a long and thorough conversation with the President of Russia about the situation. I must say that I was even a little surprised – he knows right well what is happening,” Lukashenka said.
According to him, Russia is ready to provide comprehensive aid to ensure the security of Belarus at the first request from Minsk.
Belarus has its government established in accordance with the Constitution, and countries that are trying to act as mediators should first of all put their own things straight, Alyaksandr Lukashenka added.