Anatoly Glaz. Stock Photo
MINSK, July 1 (BelTA) – NATO’s expansion is its strategic mistake, reads a statement to the press by Anatoly Glaz, head of the Office of Information and Digital Diplomacy, press secretary of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry, published on the Foreign Ministry’s website, BelTA has learned .
“The position of the Republic of Belarus on the enlargement of NATO remains unchanged, regardless of the direction of this process: east, south or west. The expansion of the North Atlantic Alliance, which ceased to be a defensive alliance following the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, is a strategic mistake as it undermines the principle of the indivisibility of security and leads to the emergence of new dividing lines on the European continent, to the growth of military-political tensions “, stressed Anatoly Glaz.
National, regional and global security should be strengthened not by building NATO’s military potential but by bilateral and multilateral arms control mechanisms and confidence-building measures, through an equal and mutually respectful dialogue aimed at eliminating disagreements, reducing risks and preventing growing confrontation in the military sphere. . “The Republic of Belarus is still open to such interaction,” stressed Anatoly Glaz.