Minsk, Moscow mulling response to US military presence in Poland — Belarusian president

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MINSK, October 31. /TASS/. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has said Minsk and Moscow are mulling a proportionate response to plans to deploy a US military base called Fort Trump to Poland.

“Of course, that worries us. Politicians in Poland say they are willing to spend billions of dollars to deploy US weapons there and create a certain Fort Trump there. Of course, we are not fools. Together with our key ally (Russia – TASS) we are thinking about how we could counter all that,” Lukashenko said at a meeting of the Munich Security Conference Core Group on Wednesday, a TASS correspondent reported.

“Naturally, we are mulling an adequate response in this situation, how else?” he added.

According to the Belarusian president, those who “brandish nuclear warheads do not think about their own security and their people’s security.” “Does [US President] Donald Trump really think about Belarus when making a statement on quitting the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty? He may not even know that Belarus exists and that there are millions of people there who just want to live a normal life,” he pointed out.

He also believes that Trump’s statement on Washington’s withdrawal from the INF Treaty is a kind of a political stunt and that “this will never happen.” “If they withdraw from the treaty, it won’t get us anywhere,” he said, adding that “even contemplating this possibility is harmful.”

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