MINSK, November 24. /TASS/. Minsk won’t have to turn to the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) for help in the event of a foreign invasion, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Thursday.
"We will never turn down [assistance from the CSTO] in case it happens, God forbid. We will not reject help. But you know, I think that even in such a case, we won’t have to engage the CSTO. You can’t even imagine the response we can give," he said, as cited by the ONT TV channel.
Lukashenko said earlier that if Belarus faces a foreign invasion, "Europe won’t be the only one that will be shaken" with the country’s response. He added that the Belarusian-Russian joint group of forces could also be deployed.