Visit to military training area near Grodno
color revolution scenario is being implemented against Belarus; the
distinctive feature of this scenario is the use of an external factor,
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he inspected a military
training area near Grodno on 22 August.
the military training area of the 6th Separate Guards Mechanized
Brigade, Defense Minister FViktor Khrenin informed the head of state
about the general idea of a comprehensive tactical exercise with an
aggregate group at the Grodno tactical direction. He also updated the
President on the situation at the Belarusian border.
is clear. Just as we thought, everything is unfolding in line with a
color revolution plan with attempts to foment political tensions inside
the country. The uniqueness of the situation is that an external factor
is at play, which does not happen all the time. Usually, they act from
inside, overthrow the existing government. However, as the authorities
are on the ground and are resisting resolutely [not only resisting, but
also in control of the situation], they involved an external factor,”
Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
to the President, opponents want to stretch Belarusian military and law
enforcement thin, to draw them away from the domestic situation and put
pressure on them at the external border. He added that simultaneously,
there are attempts to stir up protest moods and banditry. “You see they
are already trying to bring in ‘the alternative president’, they are
doing it in earnest, because western states are making multiple
statements pledging finances and other types of support. The military
support is obvious – the relocation of NATO troops to our borders. This
all is being done to bring here the alleged new president. This person
is addressing western states, in other words NATO, to protect people. If
they bring in their troops, Belarus is doomed,” the head of state said.
Lukashenko emphasized that these actions and corresponding statements
of western countries are a direct interference in the situation in
Belarus. “I am talking about financing, attempts to make us sit down at
the negotiating table with the OSCE. It is clear why they are doing it,”
the Belarusian leader said.
President instructed the defense minister and the chief of the Western
Operative Command to make every effort to ‘defend, first of all, the
western gem of Belarus with the center in Grodno’. “The toughest
measures should be taken to defend the territorial integrity of our
country,” he emphasized.
head of state inspected the assembling point of the 52nd tank battalion
and the command post of a missile battalion. The defense minister
updated Aleksandr Lukashenko on current developments and tasks. After
that, the President left to inspect the Polonez battalion by helicopter.
reminder, at the recent Security Council session, the head of state
instructed the Defense Ministry to pay utmost attention to the
relocation of NATO troops to the territory of Poland and Lithuania. “We
should track their movements and their intentions. However, at present
we are fully aware of their intentions. It does not bother us much. But
certain facts, especially in the Grodno direction, raise concern.
Therefore, we must take measures and do not hesitate to deploy our Armed
Forces and hardware towards the directions of their movement,” the head
of state said.
means that we need to keep an eye on these issues, especially in
Grodno, in the Grodno direction. Because there is a great desire to
destabilize the situation there even more than in Minsk," the Belarusian