Russian Ambassador: Moscow will regard the military attack on Belarus as an attack on Russia

Mikhail Babich stressed that Moscow and Minsk are pursuing a common policy on this issue.

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Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Belarus Mikhail Babich © Alexander Scherbak / TASS

MINSK, / Tass /. Moscow will regard any military attack on Belarus as an attack on Russia. This was announced on Sunday by the Russian ambassador to Belarus, Mikhail Babich, in an interview with the Belarus 1 television channel, recalling that the countries have allied relations.

In particular, the ambassador commented on the possibility of creating a permanent American base in Poland, which was discussed by US President Donald Trump and Polish President Andrzej Duda on September 18 in Washington. “Of course, this is an alarming factor, and they should not be neglected,” commented Babich, who tended to militarize the region. “And here is a very important point, I think, it is important for our Belarusian partners and, most importantly, for all who are up to something: an attack on Belarus will be militarily regarded as an attack on Russia with all the ensuing consequences” – he stressed.

He also noted that Russia and Belarus are pursuing a common military policy on this issue, “which guarantees absolute security” of the citizens of both countries. “And in this situation we are increasing our efforts to an adequately developing environment. We have absolute mutual understanding with our Belarusian partners: we have a regional grouping of troops and forces, and today all the components that are necessary for both defense and retaliation “, – said the ambassador.

According to Babich, plans to increase the US military contingent near the borders of Russia and Belarus do not contribute to the security of neighboring countries. “Because certainly neither for Poland, nor for the neighboring states <…>, where these bases are deployed, such a confrontation will not do any good,” he concluded.

American base in Poland

At a press conference held on September 18 at the White House, Polish President Andrzej Duda called on the US authorities to send more American troops to the republic, which, he said, is in the interests of both Washington and Warsaw, because it contributes to the latter’s security.

At the same time, Duda said that during his talks with US President Donald Trump, they joked about the creation of an American military base in Poland called Fort-Trump. Earlier, Warsaw announced its readiness to allocate $ 2 billion to build the infrastructure of such a base. Trump told reporters on the same day that he was seriously studying the proposal of the Polish president.

Now in Poland, an American tank brigade of about 3.5 thousand people is deployed on a rotational basis. A multinational NATO battalion of about a thousand troops is also deployed in the country.


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3 COMMENTS

  1. LS…
    The Dutch soldiers have to pay their winter underwear and overcoats from their own money ! They bring no bullets but have to say pang pang in case of a fight ! So much for the Dutch Politicians, a bunch of nitwits !

  2. ‘…they joked about the creation of an American military base in Poland called Fort-Trump…’
    Maybe Fort-Asshole should be a better name….

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