Self-proclaimed President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said at a meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization that Russia should not fight against NATO expansion on its own, and that without the unification of the CSTO countries, they may not be tomorrow. Lukashenko made this statement at the summit of the CSTO leaders, held on Monday, May 16, in Moscow, reports UNN.
"Without the CSTO unity, we may not become tomorrow. If we had acted immediately as a united front, we would not have had these hellish sanctions, Russia should not fight alone against the attempt of NATO enlargement," said President of Belarus.
According to Lukashenko, "no country is threatening NATO, while the Alliance is increasing its military presence in Eastern Europe and is carrying out large-scale exercises.
He also believes that if the CSTO countries were to present a "united front," there would be no sanctions against Russia and Belarus.
Lukashenko also believes that the West wants to "prolong the conflict in Ukraine as much as possible.