On Tuesday, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko announced that he had ordered the deployment of additional troops in the south, on the border with Ukraine, on the sixth day of the Russian invasion of the country.
D.Helicopters and military planes, Gomel, Baranovichi and Lounints, are currently working to secure this border between the two former Soviet republics, Mr. Belarusian said at a Security Council meeting. Lukashenko announced, according to the agency’s general correspondent Belta.
He argued that “five battalion tactical teams” should be stationed in the south to defend this direction, these groups usually consisting of hundreds of soldiers, with armored vehicles and artillery.
Moscow’s ally, Mr. Lukashenko, 67, has ruled Belarus with an iron fist since 1994, although he has vowed not to take part in the offensive in Ukraine.
“It simply came to our notice then.
He also recommended the deployment of additional troops on the Polish border in the west to protect Belarus from a possible NATO attack.
“We must not allow the invasion of NATO forces in the territory of Belarus, or allow their slightest operation in our territory,” he said. Lukashenko underlined.
He said he had asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to provide additional Russian S-400 anti-aircraft systems already deployed in the Komal region (south) to install them on the western border of Belarus.
Ukraine has been facing Russian occupation since February 24. Moscow’s forces entered from their home territory, annexed Crimea, and Belarus, where Russian troops were officially sent “for training” for several weeks.
According to Minsk, the Belarusian military did not participate.
According to Kiev, Russian forces are using Belarusian territory, where a group has been stationed for several weeks for maneuvering attacks on Ukraine.
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