The Ambassador of Russia in Belarus Alexander Surikov stated that Russia is prepared to repel aggression of Ukraine on its territory and so to establish a military base in the Bryansk region, near the borders of Belarus.
Answering the question of correspondent of European radio about why we need a military base in Klintsy and does it not seem, Ambassador, that it “creates tension in the Belarusian society”, Surikov said that he sees no connection between the neighboring Republic and the appearance of the border of the Russian military.
According to him, “radicalism in Ukraine begins to rise again, outside of the “Right sector” (banned in Russia — ed.) are formed new forces, surprie, more radical. What is sverhrazdutaya, you understand, in Ukraine begins to prevail point of the war, and we would very much like to have prevailed, and will prevail if it is necessary, probably, it will be on the borders with Russia to stop. That’s all preventative stuff.”
Read about the transfer of troops to the border.
The argument in defense of the base, the Ambassador cited the example of NATO, which even in the 90-ies, when “we are terribly loved democracy and so forth,” moved East, which was also a “preventive measures”.
On specifying question of the journalist, is equipping the base with fears of Russia that it will attack Ukraine, the Ambassador replied that “this is the problem”. “Though it may be weaker than Russia — military capacity I did not measure, but preventive measures”.
Recall that on the basis of in Klintsy, located 50 kilometers from the border with Ukraine, recently told Reuters, confirming information previously posted by the bloggers in the Network. Then the defense Ministry has not confirmed the deployment base, but a representative of the city Council of Klintsy Oleg Kletnoe stated that arrived in the city of 240 soldiers.