MINSK, June 17. /TASS/. Belarus will have to react to Poland’s desire to take Western Ukraine, as it poses threat to national security of the republic, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said Friday.
"We will have to react here. Because we cannot allow the Poles to surround us completely. It is a dangerous option. I said it back in the day: the Ukrainians and the Russians will ask us to help preserve the integrity. So that nobody would chop something off," Lukashenko said during a meeting with workers in Bobruysk, according to BelTA.
Lukashenko sees danger of escalation of the situation because Poland is being pushed to take action by the US.
"We see it. This is why I have to keep armed forces ready in the west and in the south. I deployed ten units along the border behind the border guard so that [enemies] could not infiltrate Belarus. And they had such ideas," the President noted.