Lukashenka accuses external “enemies” of domestic failures 14:32, 06/07/2007
Alyaksandr Lukashenka has made a statement about tendencies of growing external pressure on Belarus on different fronts. “International atmosphere around Belarus is not getting safer or quieter. Unprecedented pressure on different fronts increases: in political, informational, economical and other spheres,” the Belarusian ruler said at a meeting with graduates of Minsk`s military training institutions and on July 5.
A. Lukashenka noted that today “military threat for our state is not decreasing as well”. “It is connected with the NATO`s eastward enlargement and the USA`s plans to deploy parts of its anti-missile defense shield in states bordering Belarus,” Lukashenka said.
Despite of that, as said by him, “our state will keep both stability and high pace of social and economic development, thanks to the fact that the Belarusian nation is getting more united, it musters all strength for achieving our strategic goal to build a strong state”. “We won’t allow anybody to dictate us how to live and work. Only we ourselves, citizens of the country, have a right to decide in which direction to move, with whom to befriend, cooperate and work together,” Lukashenka stated.
As said by him, “today we have social consensus and security of citizens guaranteed by our state. It’s a virtue of those who had dedicated all their life to defense of the Fatherland,” Interfax informs.
The Belarusian leader also pointed out that no one was able to embroil Belarus into political brinkmanship in the years after independence, as it pursued its peaceful multivectoral policies. “But we constantly have to take necessary measures to guarantee our national security, and primarily in the sphere of defense and military security of the country,” Lukashenka said.