Belarus President Lukashenko claims West planning to 'conquer' western Ukraine: Report
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, on June 10, said that Western countries could allegedly be preparing an invasion to conquer Western Ukraine. Lukashenko emphasised that Belarus is an "object of pressure" to deter the West mainly due to geopolitical reasons.
As war in Ukraine ensued, Belarus deployed more than 50 units of military equipment from Grodno to Brest Oblast and started military exercises on the border with Ukraine. BelTA had earlier reported that Belarus Army will undertake military mobilisation drills in the Gomel region in June and July.
“As part of creating a southern operational command centre, the number of personnel in the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus is planned to increase to 80,000 people.
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