27 Sep 2018 12:39

Possible U.S. base in Poland won't strengthen regional stability - Belarusian Foreign Ministry

MINSK. Sept 27 (Interfax) - Belarus is following the discussion about opening a United States military base in Poland and says it would not contribute to stability in the region.

"We are following this situation. Certainly, depending on how it unfolds, we will have to adapt our approaches in a certain way in the relevant areas," Belarusian Foreign Ministry spokesman Anatoly Glaz said at a press briefing in Minsk on Thursday.

Minsk is convinced that "security is indivisible and cannot be achieved by pumping up your muscles."

"In the world of advanced technology, including in the military sphere, drawing additional foreign military facilities and forces to one's territory is a zero-sum game. It only weakens the security of the state and neighboring states, contributes to a rise in military and political tension, and leads to new dividing lines," Glaz said.

"Such steps cannot strengthen the stability, predictability, and transparency that we so urgently need in our region today," he said.