Moscow relies on retired Belarusian officers to train troops, report says

7 April, 12:45 AM
Russian occupiers in Belarus (Photo:via motolko)

Russian occupiers in Belarus (Photo:via motolko)

Dealing with a critical shortage of military instructors, Russia is sending newly-mobilized troops to Belarus, relying on retired officers to train them, Belarusian media outlet reported on April 6.

“The fact that specialists from the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus are training Russian conscripts at training grounds in Belarus is not news,” the newspaper writes.

“But you can imagine how bad the situation with instructors is when you have to entice military retirees to work on a voluntary basis.”

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On March 31, Belarusian dictator Aleksandr Lukashenko said that five hundred Belarusian officers are helping train Russian troops in the country.

Minsk is conducting military exercises on the Polish border, on April 5-7.

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