The Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs commented on the briefing of the representative of the US State Department on Belarus. Anatoly Glaz, the official representative of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, described the briefing as “strange” and called it “a set of fantasies and horror stories.” The comment is posted on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“In recent weeks, the American side has been throwing lies into the information space in various ways on a systematic basis. It is quite clear that it is doing this to escalate the situation, to introduce tension, including where there is none of it,” Glaz said.
The representative of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs called the opinion about a possible attack on Ukraine from the north a fake. “This is nonsense. We have repeatedly said directly that a threat will never come from our territory, now this norm has already been introduced even in the draft Constitution,” Glaz said.
The Belarusian Foreign Ministry stressed that the source of destabilization of the situation in the region is not Belarus and Russia, but “a constant and unjustified build-up of foreign military presence along the perimeter of our borders.” Glaz also commented on the US concerns about the possible deployment of nuclear weapons on the territory of Belarus.
“But our American colleagues were also concerned about the potential deployment of armed forces and nuclear weapons on the territory of our country. If I am not mistaken, it is the United States and the EU that have recently zealously defended the sacred right of each state to independently determine with whom and which associations or unions to join. Or is it about something else?” the official representative of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that Belarus is not going to report to the United States and is ready to discuss issues of concern.
The representative of the US State Department called the arrival of Russian troops in Belarus dangerous and said that Belarus is becoming an increasingly destabilizing actor in the region, expressed doubt about the ability of Aliaksandr Lukashenka to pursue an independent policy and suggested that the constitutional reform will allow Russia to deploy its forces, including nuclear ones, in Belarus.