Belarus’ KGB claims US “may invade Belarus from Poland”
Minsk, Belarus (Photo:jackal007 / pixabay)
Belarus faces an external military threat, as conditions for a global armed conflict are taking shape, head of Belarus’ KGB security service, Ivan Tertel, said during a public event on Nov. 1.
According to Tertel, the supposed “conflict” could place Belarus under threat of a nuclear strike, or even U.S. military invasion.
"There are specific plans regarding the invasion of our territory, by the military forces from the territory of Poland as well,” Tertel said providing no evidence.
“We know of the 101st Airborne Division of the United States, which is partially already based on the territory of our neighboring state."
Contrary to what Tertel said, the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division is currently deployed in Romania, close to the Ukrainian border – as opposed to Poland.
Tertel added that a probable nuclear attack could also target Belarus.
“We also know of the paperwork regarding nuclear strikes that are planned on our territory, as it was during the Soviet Union times.” added the head of the Belarusian KGB.
Russia uses Belarus to launch air and drone strikes against Ukraine, and its initial invasion force crossed from Belarus into Ukraine on Feb. 24, seeking to capture Kyiv. Moscow and Minsk recently announced a Joint Grouping of Forces, consisting of units from the militaries of both countries, to be stationed in Belarus, north of the Ukrainian border.
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