(B2 in Berlin) While his influence is declining, the Belarusian president is seeking to rally his troops against an enemy: the Atlantic Alliance. He accuses it of militarizing its borders. An unfounded and unacceptable attack, protests Jens Stoltenberg
Present in Berlin to take part in the meeting of European Union Defense Ministers since yesterday (Wednesday, August 26), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wanted – once again – to get the message across.
“There is no military reinforcement by NATO in the region “, he assured, lambasting the “attempts to use NATO as a sort of excuse to crack down on protesters, on the political opposition in Belarus”. And to thunder: « any attempt to try to shift the focus from internal issues to external issues to create an excuse to use violence against one's own people is unacceptable. "NATO" remains a defensive alliance “, he insisted on recalling.
A concerned Alliance
While the man who is nicknamed the last dictator of Europe has not hesitated, for a week, to also accuse the Europeans of interference, the Allies admit to themselves " very concerned about the situation in Belarus " and " follow very closely the crisis unfolding there since Lukashenko's re-election, he shared with the press.
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