“I said to the foreign minister (of Poland, - 112 international), he delivered a speech in Minsk: we are not going to fight with you. So, there is no need to create extra bases. Otherwise, we along with the Russians will be forced to respond. It means that we will be forced to deploy something to counteract you,” Lukashenko noted.
The Belarusian president emphasized that it is better not to quarrel with the neighbors.
“I told them (the representatives of the West, - 112 international): appreciate Belarus; do not impose the sanctions against us. The drugs, banditry, nuclear elements, illegal migration, all these come through us to the West. We catch them, capture at our own expense,” he added.
The United States is considering a request from Poland for a permanent U.S. military presence in the fellow NATO country, acknowledging that he shares Poland’s concerns about possible Russian aggression.
Earlier it was reported that Albania is intended to build the first NATO airbase in the Balkans in Kuçovë city. The investments of NATO for the first stage of the project will amount to 58 million USD, the project to start at the end of 2018.