NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday expressed support for Polish President Andrei Duda, with whom he had a telephone contact about the crisis in Belarus after Minsk deployed soldiers on the Western border.
According to a statement from the Atlantic Alliance, Stoltenberg and Duda have agreed that NATO will be vigilant and ready to repel any aggression against any of its allies. You also stressed that Minsk must respect fundamental rights, including freedom of expression and freedom of demonstration.
The Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko announced on Tuesday the deployment of combat units of the armed forces on the western border after criticism from other countries regarding the crisis after the elections, which, according to the president, are trying to “take power” at any cost by the opposition.
The Belarusian head of state said he was concerned about the border situation after “some citizens” feared a “deterioration in the situation” in the western part, where the Baltic countries and Poland are located, some of the most critical of the position. Minsk officer.