Russia, Belarus agree on deployment of regional troop grouping

10 October 2022, 02:06 PM
Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko (

Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko (

Russia and Belarus have agreed on the deployment of a regional grouping of troops, Belarusian state-owned media outlet Belta quoted Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko as saying on Oct. 10.

 “Due to the escalation on the western borders of the Union state, we have agreed on the deployment of the regional grouping of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus,” Lukashenko said at a meeting on security issues. It is unclear as to what escalation the dictator was referring to, given the lack of a NATO security threat against either Russia or Belarus.

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According to Lukashenko, this grouping will be involved in operations “if the level of threat reaches the current level, as it is now.”

The group will mainly consist of the Armed Forces of Belarus, Lukashenko said, adding that the formation of this grouping had already begun.

“I think it has already been underway for two days,” he stated.

“I gave the order to start the formation of this grouping.”

Ukrainian Ambassador to Belarus Ihor Kyzym was summoned to the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the evening of Oct. 8 and handed over a diplomatic note stating that Ukraine was allegedly preparing an attack on Belarus.

Ukraine denied this information and called it a Russian provocation.

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