MINSK, / Tass /. Moscow will regard any military attack on Belarus as an attack on Russia. This was announced on Sunday by the Russian ambassador to Belarus, Mikhail Babich, in an interview with the Belarus 1 television channel, recalling that the countries have allied relations.
In particular, the ambassador commented on the possibility of creating a permanent American base in Poland, which was discussed by US President Donald Trump and Polish President Andrzej Duda on September 18 in Washington. “Of course, this is an alarming factor, and they should not be neglected,” commented Babich, who tended to militarize the region. “And here is a very important point, I think, it is important for our Belarusian partners and, most importantly, for all who are up to something: an attack on Belarus will be militarily regarded as an attack on Russia with all the ensuing consequences” – he stressed.
According to Babich, plans to increase the US military contingent near the borders of Russia and Belarus do not contribute to the security of neighboring countries. “Because certainly neither for Poland, nor for the neighboring states <…>, where these bases are deployed, such a confrontation will not do any good,” he concluded.
American base in Poland
At the same time, Duda said that during his talks with US President Donald Trump, they joked about the creation of an American military base in Poland called Fort-Trump. Earlier, Warsaw announced its readiness to allocate $ 2 billion to build the infrastructure of such a base. Trump told reporters on the same day that he was seriously studying the proposal of the Polish president.
Now in Poland, an American tank brigade of about 3.5 thousand people is deployed on a rotational basis. A multinational NATO battalion of about a thousand troops is also deployed in the country.