Alarm in the West: Dictator Lukashenko warns that the Wagner Group wants to attack Poland

Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg (Sputnik/Reuters)

belarusian dictator, Alexander LukashenkoThis Sunday, be warned Wagner Group mercenaries who are in your country They want to advance to Warsaw Because of Poland’s support for the Ukrainian army, as stated in a meeting with Vladimir Putin, the first meeting between the two allies since the rebellion at the end of June.

In a video released by Lukashenko’s press service, the two leaders are seen arriving at Konstantinovsky Palace in Saint Petersburg for talks. The Russian president indicated that the talks will continue for “two days”. “I changed my plansThe agency quoted Putin as saying TASS. “Of course we will talk about security in our region,” he added.

In brief sentences compiled by Russian news agencies, Lukashenko initially said that while there was no “Ukrainian counterattack,” before Putin interrupted, “There is one, but it failed.”

while, Lukashenko express him worry Due to the fact that Wagner Group mercenaries who are in your country Want to apply to Warsaw?which may lead to a reaction NATOIt is a member state of the Defense Alliance.

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

“Maybe I shouldn’t say it, but I will. Wagnerites began to worry us. “We want to go to the West, give us permission.” And I tell them why they want to go to the West. ‘to be made Excursion to Warsawto Rzeszow,” Lukashenko said at the start of the meeting.

Lukashenko confirmed this to his counterpart Minsk will keep the Wagnerites at the base of Mogilev It was also agreed upon after the failure of the armed rebellion led by the aforementioned group a month ago He won’t let them move because they’re “in a bad mood.”

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“(despite of) It must be admitted that they know what is happening around the Union State“, pointed out.

Joint training in Brest, Belarus (via Reuters)

By the agreement that ended the June 23-24 uprising, Chief Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin He agreed to move to Belarus, while the mercenary had two options: to return home, accompany him or submit to the Ministry of Defense.

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

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

during their stay, Prigozhin predicted that the Russian mercenaries would make the Belarusian army “the second in the world.”“If necessary, we will come out to defend him,” he added.

The next day, the Belarusian Armed Forces reported Joint training with Wagnerites On the border with Poland, which immediately announced the dispatch of two military units to the region.

In total, there are now a few thousand mercenaries in the former Soviet republic, although Wagner estimates that number will soon reach 10,000.

Wagner confirms that there are currently 25,000 mercenaries “alive and in good health”, in addition to the wounded who are recovering.

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

Lukashenko and Putin, this Sunday (Sputnik/Reuters)

Then Putin emphasized that the Polish western regions were a “gift from Stalin” and Warsaw warned that an attack on Minsk would mean aggression against Russia.

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(with information from EFE)

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