President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko in a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that as part of their obligations in the CSTO, Minsk, and Moscow would be forced to respond to external aggression, but the interlocutor assured him that there was no such threat from NATO countries.
According to the information of the telegram channel “Pool of the First”, close to the press service of the President of Belarus, Lukashenko said that Russia is the main ally of Belarus, “having especially noted the support provided in the present period.”
“Russia does not interfere in the internal affairs of Belarus. At the same time, the countries are ready to jointly respond to emerging external threats,” Lukashenko warned.
“In particular, in accordance with the agreement within the CSTO – on the protection of the common space – in the event of external aggression from Poland, Lithuania or other countries – Belarus and Russia will be forced to react,” Lukashenka quoted the Telegram channel as saying.
Pompeo replied that “there is no need to fear such a threat either from NATO or from Poland and Lithuania, because it does not exist,” informs Pool of the First.