Contents tagged with Belarus

  • Lukasheno considers joining Russian invasion of Ukraine

    Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko is likely to make a decision in the coming hours to join Russia's invasion of Ukraine, reports Ukrayinska Pravda, citing Ukrainian Centre for Defence Strategies.

    If Lukashenko takes such a step, he will use of all Belarusian troops and weapons, said the Centre for Defence Strategies.

    The only reason for this decision is that Lukashenko is completely dependent on Putin, including his own security.

    "This decision does not take into account peace and …

  • 'Due to increased military activity near the borders' Russia and Belarus to continue joint exercises

    Despite the fact that the joint Russia-Belarus exercises were scheduled to end on Sunday, February 20. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko decided to continue combat readiness check of the joint response forces - as Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin explained, "in connection with the increase in military activity near the external borders of the Union State and the aggravation of the situation" in the east of Ukraine.

    According to him, during …

  • Lukashenko threatens to deploy ‘super-nuclear’ weapons in Belarus

    Belarus is ready to deploy in its territory not only nuclear, but also advanced "super-nuclear" weapons in the event of a threat from the country's adversaries, said Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko at the Osipovichi training ground while attending the Russian-Belarusian military exercises Allied Resolve–2022.

    "If necessary, if such stupid steps are taken by our opponents and adversaries, we will deploy not only nuclear weapons, but also super-nuclear, advanced ones, in order to …

  • Russia builds military pontoon bridge in Belarus shortening distance to reach Ukraine

    Russian military has built a pontoon bridge across the Pripyat River in the Chernobyl exclusion zone near the abandoned Belarusian village of Vepry, reports the news outlet the Insider. Satellite images show that the construction began on February 10, 2022. There was nothing at that site before. The distance from the Pripyat to Kyiv is about 150 km.

    The work of the military in this zone was also confirmed by the Ministry of Defense of Belarus. According to the official version, the joint …

  • Minsk: Belarus is ready to take part in Russia’s negotiations with NATO and U.S. on security guarantees

    Deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus Sergei Aleinik said that Belarus is ready to take part in the discussions with the West of Russian proposals on security guarantees.

    "We look forward to a substantive discussion of Russian initiatives both in bilateral and multilateral formats. We are ready to take part in this process," Aleinik said.

    According to Aleinik, Russian draft agreements with the United States and NATO on security guarantees are a serious proposal for dialogue on building a pan- …

  • Russia plans to send Belarusian military to Syria

    The Russian government has approved a draft agreement with Belarus on the deployment of the Belarusian military contingent in Syria. The text of the agreement was published on the Kremlin's  website of legal information.

    It is planned to deploy up to 200 Belarusian servicemen to Syria. Accordig n to the agreement, the Belarusian contingent will be involved in activities "exclusively for humanitarian purposes outside the combat zone." It will be stationed "at Russian airbases" – most likely at …

  • Ukraine to hold military drills in parallel with Russia-Belarus joint exercises

    In parallel with the joint Russia-Belarus exercises on February 10-20, the Ukrainian Armed Forces will conduct training, during which they will practice the use of Bayraktar attack drones, NLAW and Javelin anti-tank systems, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Alexei Reznikov on the air of the political talk show “Freedom of Speech”.

    "The Ukrainian Armed Forces are also at work. And today we also hold parallel, mirror exercises," he said.

    According to Reznikov, Ukrainian military will use …

  • Kremlin considers saving Lukashenko from losing main source of foreign currency income

    Russian authorities are considering ways to help the regime of Alexander Lukashenko, which has been cut off by Western sanctions from the possibility of exporting potash, a key source of foreign currency for the Belarusian economy.

    The Kremlin is now looking into the possibility of accepting Belarusian potash fertilizers in Russian ports, said Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

    "This issue is on the agenda. It is being discussed. If I am not mistaken, so far [the redirection] of …

  • Russia deploys Pantsir-S anti-aircraft systems to Belarus

    Russia has sent Pantsir-S anti-aircraft missile and artillery systems to Belarus, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

    "Another train delivered to the unloading station a Pantsir-S anti-aircraft missile and artillery battalion of the Eastern Military District," the Ministry said.

    The Pantsir-S battalion includes 12 combat systems. Each Pantsir-S can have up to 12 anti-aircraft missiles in its transport launch containers.

    The Russian Defense Ministry said that after unloading, the personnel …

  • Russia deploys Su-35 fighter jets to Belarus

    Russia is deploying Su-35 fighter jets from the Eastern Military District to Belarus, reported the press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    According to the ministry, the crews of Su-35 fighters, "taking part in the readiness check of the Union State's response forces," are being deployed to Belarus.

    "During the flight to Belarus, the crews make intermediate landings at the airfields of the Central and Western Military Districts to rest and prepare for further flight," the Defense …