We can justifiably publicly confirm our peace-loving policy and the absence of hostility towards other states. At the same time, declare their determination in upholding their national interests. Including, if necessary, with the use of the entire military organization of the state. That is, we do not need anything else, but we will not give up our meter. This is not us invented. Calls of a different nature came to the fore. However, as popular wisdom says, "powder must be kept dry." And this wisdom remains relevant.
The Belarusian leader noted that the threat of so-called “color revolutions” has recently increased, which has led to an increase in the number of armed conflicts in various regions of the world.
Iraq, Libya, Yemen are plunged into a state of chaos, the bloodshed in Syria continues. So far, it has not been possible to normalize the situation in Ukraine. A number of hotspots are in a "frozen" state and may flash at any time.
The President of Belarus noted the problem of refugees, who in recent months have flown to the European continent.
During his speech, Lukashenko called Belarus a state that turned out to be “between the hammer and the anvil”, referring to the contradictions between the Russian Federation and the NATO countries.
President of Belarus:
Ensuring stability and security is the main condition for the sustainable development of the state and our most important task. Any nation, especially ours, Belarus, has always had and has claims to the authorities: prices are high, and there is little or little meat and milk, clothes are not the same as imported ones, and wages and pensions are low, fences are broken, roofs are leaking , the snow did not remove power from the streets, the car did not clear on time, etc. And over time, these claims will go away, they will simply be forgotten, or the people, as it always happens, will forgive the authorities. But he will not forgive one if he does not ensure the security and defense of the sovereignty and independence of the country. That's when neither clothes, nor meat, nor milk - nothing will be needed when there is no piece of land on which our children and grandchildren will live. Therefore, if the last ruble remains in the budget or state pocket, then it should be spent on the safety of our people, on the safe life of the people. This is the main thing.