Belarus: We’ll Go To War If The West Attacks Russia

Politico Europe reports:

Russia has sent thousands of troops into Belarus, but the country’s authoritarian leader said Friday there will only be war if “aggression is committed against Belarus” or “our ally Russia.”

“If our country faces an aggression, there will be hundreds of thousands of Russian soldiers here, who will defend this sacred land together with hundreds of thousands of Belarusians,” President Alexander Lukashenko said in a national address.

The Russian troops, as well as two battalions of S-400 surface-to-air missile systems, Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets and a Pantsir missile system, according to the Russian defense ministry, are ostensibly in the country to perform joint drills next month.

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