THURSDAY, 7 JULY 2022, 17:17
“EUROPEAN PRAVDA” — THURSDAY, 7 JULY 2022, 17:17
Deputy chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Belarus, Major General Ruslan Kosygin, said that in the event of “Western provocations”, Belarusian forces will strike primarily on the infrastructure of Poland.
“The territory of Poland, as well as the Baltic States, is turning into a testing ground where the United States plans to unleash another bloody conflict in Europe against the Russian Federation and its allies,” Kosygin said.
He pointed to the holding of military exercises, as well as “attempts by individual Polish politicians to initiate the return of the so-called native Polish lands, which mean the western regions of Ukraine and Belarus”.
The deputy chief of the General Staff of the Belarusian armed forces called all this “preparation for conducting military operations eastwards” against the background of “the degradation of Western European countries and the actual loss of their independence in decision-making”.
“At the same time – and this should be understood first of all by the Polish leadership – in the event of a conflict, the territory of Poland with its military infrastructure becomes a priority target of the strike, namely decision-making centres, elements of the control system, points of permanent deployment of the National Armed Forces, arsenals and bases, as well as critical objects of their economy and transport infrastructure,” Kosygin said.
He concluded that “the West should clearly understand that our response to any armed provocations will definitely be adequate and tough”.
Earlier, self-proclaimed President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that he does not want to fight against Ukraine, and allegedly it is Kyiv that is interested in Belarus’s direct entry into the war.
Lukashenka also accused Ukraine of launching missiles at the territory of Belarus and he ordered his military to “take aim” at the decision-making centres in the capitals of opponents of Minsk.