The head of state warned that 15 thousand military personnel, tanks, armored vehicles, helicopters, and planes belonging to Poland and to NATO moved to the border area with Belarus.
“They were flagrantly placed on our border without warning anyone,” the head of state said at a meeting with his country’s government, according to Belta news agency.
Lukashenko demanded from the country’s security forces plans for resistance. “We must see and foresee everything so that we do not have a war on the border without us being prepared,” he emphasized.
According to the head of state, a total of 1,790 people are in a refugee camp on his country’s border with Poland and the security forces of that country tried to expel 322 migrants to Belarusian territory, “but it did not work,” he said.
He explained that most of the migrants on the Belarusian side are in a camp in the Bruzgi area. He noted that they were proposed to leave, but they do not want to do so, despite the coming cold. “They do not know what it is like to spend the winter in these Belarusian forests,” he stressed.
The president called on the speaker of the Belarusian Council (upper house of parliament), Natalia Kochanova, to pay attention to women and children. “Pregnant women and children are priority number one . We cannot abandon them, especially children,” he stressed.