Khrenin said this on the Rossiya 24 TV channel.

“Today we see an advance set of measures that Western Europe, led by the United States, is carrying out to prepare for military action,” he stated.

The minister added that Minsk has a clear understanding of who these actions will be directed against.

Khrenin noted that the West is also actively exploring the territory of Russia and Belarus.

Earlier, the head of the Polish Ministry of Defense, Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysh, said that Poland needs to move its defense policy to a “state of immediate threat.”

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that fears about the possibility of a third world war are not unfounded.