President Lukashenko orders the internet hosting and deployment of “thousands” of Russian troopers in response to ‘Western aggression’
Russia and Belarus have begun forming a joint drive, which is able to embrace a number of thousand Russian troops, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko introduced on Monday throughout a safety assembly. He mentioned the move is available in response to elevated aggression from Kiev and the West.
The Belarusian chief mentioned that the plan was selected when he held a face-to-face assembly with Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of a casual CIS summit in St. Petersburg final week. “In response to the aggravation on the western border of the Union State [of Russia and Belarus], we agreed to deploy a regional grouping of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus,” Lukashenko mentioned.
He famous that since most of Russia’s troops are at the moment busy with the continuing battle in Ukraine, the core of this joint drive will encompass the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus, however there’ll however be “more than one thousand Russian soldiers.” Lukashenko added that the formation of this group has been beneath approach for the previous two days.
He additionally claimed that Kiev is at the moment planning to hold out assaults towards Belarus and is being pushed to take action by the West.
“Kiev is not just discussing, but is planning an attack on the territory of Belarus. Of course, the Ukrainians absolutely don’t need this. Why would they open a second front on our southern borders? What for? This is complete madness from a military point of view,” Lukashenko mentioned.
“But, nevertheless, the process has begun. They are being pushed by their masters to start a war against Belarus to pull us into the conflict. To simultaneously deal with both Russia and Belarus,” he mentioned.
According to Lukashenko, Minsk has already been warned by “unofficial channels” that an assault on Belarus from the territory of Ukraine is imminent. He claims that Kiev is threatening to hold out a sequence of assaults on Belarus and has already amassed as much as 15,000 troops near the border.
The Belarusian chief mentioned that Kiev had threatened him with a “Crimean Bridge 2,” referring to the latest assault on the bridge connecting mainland Russia with the Crimean peninsula, blamed by Moscow on Ukrainian particular providers.
“My response to this was simple,” Lukashenko mentioned. “Tell the President of Ukraine and other lunatics that the Crimean Bridge will seem like flowers to them if they touch even one meter of our territory with their filthy hands.”
Kiev has formally denied threatening an assault on Belarus, dismissing it as a ploy by Moscow to “stage a provocation.”
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