MINSK, May 26. / TASS /. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has warned of the potential threat of another world war if armed conflict breaks out in Belarus, according to the country’s news agency BelTA reported Wednesday, citing the head of state.
Lukashenko urged foreign powers to end their efforts to destabilize the situation in Belarus.
“I appeal to the whole world community: there is no sense in stirring the pot in Belarus,” the agency said, citing Lukashenko when meeting with lawmakers, members of the Constitutional Commission and government agencies.
“We are not a big country, but we will provide an adequate response. There have been similar precedents in the world in the past,” he noted. “Remember Belarus is the center of Europe before resorting to hasty and reckless measures.”
“If anything breaks out here, it will mean another world war,” BelTA said, citing the country’s president.
Lukashenko added that in the event of external aggression, Belarus, without counting on victory, has a military power capable of inflicting irreparable damage on its enemy as stipulated by its defense doctrine.
“All this is stipulated by military documents. Therefore, think carefully before [you] start slamming sabers near our borders, ”Lukashenko warned.