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September 22, Minsk / Corr. BELTA /. Belarus is always open for dialogue in strengthening international peace. This was stated by the Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Belarus – Chief of the Main Operations Directorate, Major General Pavel Muraveiko, who took part in the format of the videoconference in the format of the OSCE Forum for Security Cooperation (FSC), dedicated to modern military risks and security challenges, BelTA learned. at the Department of Defense.
According to preliminary threats to security, the region continues to remain: building up groupings of troops on the territory of neighboring states and improving the infrastructure for deployment, conducting large-scale exercises without prior notice, lack of access for arms control in the so-called gray borders, that is, on the territory of countries that are not part of the the OSCE area, interference in the internal affairs of other countries using the tools of “hybrid wars”, cyber attacks, disinformation campaigns.
In addition, Major General Pavel Muraveiko noted that it is necessary to stop mutual reproaches and start a constructive dialogue using international platforms and bilateral contacts. At the end of his speech, he approved: “Belarus does not comply with all the commitments it has undertaken to fulfill international and regional agreements within the framework of the UN and OSCE and hopes for such reciprocity on the part of other member states of these organizations. peace, confidence building measures and security “.
As noted in the Ministry of Defense, the speech of the Belarusian representative caused a heated discussion among representatives of the OSCE countries, primarily the USA, Poland, the Baltic states and Ukraine.
The event was held as part of a series of Security Dialogue discussions, timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Conceptual Framework for Arms Control, which was agreed upon by the participating States in 1996. -0-