Belarus will be “forced to deploy something” against US base in Poland – Lukashenko

President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko

President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko

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MINSK, November 4. /TASS/. A possible deployment of the US military base in Poland will force Belarus and Russia to respond in kind, which particularly envisions additional military infrastructure to be stationed on the Belarusian territory, the country’s President Alexander Lukashenko said on Sunday.

“I told Foreign Minister (of Poland) who spoke in Minsk that we are not going to fight with you, which is why do not establish more bases. Otherwise the Russians and we will have to respond, meaning we will be forced to deploy something for standing against you,” the BelTA news agency quoted Lukashenko as saying.

He added that addressing the participants of the Core Group meeting of the Munich Security Conference earlier this week, he urged western countries to see value in Belarus. “I told them: see value in Belarus, do not impose sanctions against us. Both drugs, and mobsters, and radioactive elements, and illegal migration, all that goes to the west through us, and we tackle them at our own expense,” Lukashenko emphasized.

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