Lukashenko turns Belarus into bridgehead for Russian army, says Ukrainian government agency

1 October, 10:34 PM
Self-proclaimed President of Belarus Oleksandr Lukashenko (Photo:Sputnik/Gavriil Grigorov/Pool via REUTERS)

Self-proclaimed President of Belarus Oleksandr Lukashenko (Photo:Sputnik/Gavriil Grigorov/Pool via REUTERS)

Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko has made Belarus a bridgeheadfor the Russian army, the Center for Countering Disinformation (CCD) under the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine said in a Telegram messenger post on Oct. 1.

It is noted that 130 mercenaries of the Liga (Wagner) private military company, who may be involved in organizing provocations on the Belarusian-Ukrainian border, arrived from Russia in Minsk, Belarus, on Sept. 20.

According to preliminary data, about 1,000 Russian troops have been deployed on the territory of Belarus, as well as one division of the Iskander missile complex, three S-300 and S-400 divisions, which launch cruise missiles over Ukraine.

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According to Belarusian opposition activist Pavel Latushko, Lukashenko started upgrading railways so that Belarus could accept up to 120,000 mobilized Russian soldiers in November-December. Ukraine’s intelligence also confirms this information, stating that Belarus is already preparing to accept 20,000 mobilized Russian soldiers.

Lukashenko also claimed that “Belarusians were not a source of danger for anyone.”

In turn, the CCD said it considers such statements to be “outright manipulation.”

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