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Warning in West: Dictator Lukashenko Warns Wagner Group Wants to Attack Poland

Warning in West: Dictator Lukashenko Warns Wagner Group Wants to Attack Poland
Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg (Sputnik/Reuters)

Dictator of Belarus, Alexander LukashenkoHe warned this Sunday Mercenaries of the Wagner group People in your country They want to advance to Warsaw The meeting was the first between the two allies since the uprising at the end of June, as he said in a meeting with Vladimir Putin over Poland’s support for the Ukrainian military.

In a video released by Lukashenko’s press service, the two leaders were seen arriving at the Konstantinovsky Palace in St. Petersburg for talks. The Russian president indicated that the talks would last “two days”. “I have changed my plans”, Putin said, the company quoted Toss. “Of course, we will talk about security in our region,” he added.

In brief sentences collected by Russian press agencies, Lukashenko first said there was “no counterattack” by the Ukrainians, before Putin interrupted: “There is one, but it failed.”

while, Lukashenko expressed his concern Due to the fact that Mercenaries of the Wagner group People in your country Advance to WarsawThis will trigger a reaction NATOBeing a member of the security alliance.

Russian mercenaries and Belarusian troops train in Osipovichi (via Reuters)

“Maybe I shouldn’t say it, but I will. The Wagnerites are beginning to worry us. ‘We want to go to the West, give us permission’. I tell them why they want to go west. ‘To prepare, preparation An excursion to WarsawTo Rzeszow,'” Lukashenko said at the start of the meeting.

Lukashenko promised the opposite Minsk would keep the Wagnerites at the Mogilev base The accord came after a failed armed uprising led by the group a month ago Because they are in a “bad mood” it won’t let them move.

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“(However) It should be recognized that they know what is going on around the state association“, he pointed out.

Joint exercise in Brest, Belarus (via Reuters)

Under the agreement that ended the June 23–24 uprising, Wagner’s employer, Evgeny Prigogine He agreed to go to Belarus, while the mercenaries had two options: return home, accompany him, or submit to the Ministry of Defense.

After weeks of uncertainty, on July 14 the Belarusian Ministry of Defense announced the arrival of the first Wagner columns.

This week, on July 19, Prigozhin released a video welcoming the mercenaries from Belarus, assuring them that they would return to Africa, although he did not rule out a future return to the battlefield in Ukraine.

During their stay, Russian mercenaries would make the Belarusian army “second in the world,” Prigozhin predictedAnd “if necessary and necessary, we will come to his defense,” he added.

The next day, the Belarusian Armed Forces announced Collaborative training with the Wagnerites On the border with Poland, it announced that it would immediately send two army units to the area.

In total, the former Soviet republic now has a few thousand mercenaries, although Wagner estimates that number could soon reach 10,000.

Wagner says there are currently 25,000 mercenaries “alive and well”, including wounded and recovering.

The Polish Foreign Ministry summoned the Russian ambassador to the country after Putin’s comments during a meeting of the Russian Security Council on Friday.

Lukashenko and Putin, this Sunday (Sputnik/Reuters)

Later, Putin promised that western Poland was “Stalin’s gift”. Warsaw warned that the attack on Minsk was aggression against Russia.

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(with information from EFE)

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