17 June 2021
Lukashenko: Only nationwide defense can repulse enemy
SHKLOV, 16 June (BelTA) – Nationwide defense is the only way to drive the enemy and destructive forces back, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he hosted a meeting to discuss territorial defense at the Shklov District Executive Committee on 16 June, BelTA has learned.
“Throughout last year, we experienced first-hand how destructive information, economic and political pressure from the West influenced the worldview of our people and pushed some of them to actually betray their own people. It is always necessary to produce such a response that will be remembered by the enemy for many years. And only nationwide defense is capable of such a response. In other words, we all need to rise up if we want to defend our land,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
The president recalled that at the beginning of the week he inspected enterprises producing small arms and ammunition. Their establishment was prompted by the need to improve the material and technical infrastructure of the territorial defense forces. “In the event of a conflict, each neighborhood, each house, each head of the household, at least, should be able to defend their families, themselves and, of course, the land, the territory where they live. This will be nationwide defense,” the head of state said.