Belarus’ Lukashenko to move air assault brigade to country’s western border amid protests & NATO activity in Poland, Lithuania

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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has said an air assault brigade will be moved to the country’s border, amid massive anti-government protests that the leader has dubbed a “color revolution” directed by foreign agents.

Speaking to state media on Saturday, Lukashenko said he was “worried” that NATO was carrying out military exercises in Poland and Lithuania, regarding it as an arms build-up on Belarus’ borders. 

The president said that Belarus “cannot calmly observe this” and do nothing, adding that he has ordered the transfer of an airborne brigade from Vitebsk to Grodno.

Lukashenko also slammed foreign countries which he said were attempting to act as “mediators” in the country’s problems, urging them to “put their own business in order” before dictating to Minsk. 

Earlier, Lukashenko said Russian President Vladimir Putin had promised to help him secure his country’s safety, if necessary. According to the Kremlin, the two leaders agreed that the country’s problems “will be solved soon” and that the situation would not harm relations between the two countries.

Lukashenko’s re-election for a sixth term last week was marred by massive protests, as thousands took to the streets over their belief that the election – in which the president claims to have received 80 percent of the votes – had been rigged. Workers at major state-run industrial plants were also hit with demonstrations and strikes during the week.

On Saturday, Lukashenko said workers at state-run companies should be fired if they go on strike, suggesting they were colluding with foreign actors, according to BelTa.

The European Union has said it does not believe the election results were legitimate and is readying itself to impose sanctions on Minsk in response to the bloody police crackdown, which has already seen two protesters killed. 

On a visit to Poland on Saturday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington was monitoring the situation in Belarus.

(c) Kremlin Today

61 comments

  1. “Speaking to state media on Saturday, Lukashenko said he was “worried” that NATO was carrying out military exercises in Poland and Lithuania, regarding it as an arms build-up on Belarus’ borders.”

    Pathetic! When all else fails, blame the NATO bogeyman. If NATO really was going to invade Belarus,a brigade would hardly deter them. In fact your shithole country would be overrun in 5 minutes without you running off to Mother Putin for protection.

    Update! Luka moved this brigade from the Russian border to the Polish border. This is FA to do with keeping NATO out. This is to do with keeping people in, and giving Russia free access to Belarus. I foresee a lot of bloodshed in the coming days.

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  2. Telegram, where during the protests the most recent information about what was happening in the country began to appear, opened an official channel in Belarus. And he arranged a vote among the local residents, for whom they voted in the last elections. Svetlana Tikhanovskaya is in the lead, Alyaksandr Lukashenka has (the same) 3 percent. More than 1.7 million users have already voted.

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  3. Participants of the rally for Lukashenka are given the following T-shirts: “We are united.”

    “Events in the Republic of Belarus are close to their apogee. It is possible that blood may spill again. I condemn these beatings. Beating up protesters is an unacceptable form of ending a protest. Other forms should work, first of all, the negotiation process ”. This statement was made by the former deputy chairman of the KGB of Belarus, retired major general Ivan Yurkin.

    (quoted by Interfax )

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  4. Former presidential candidate Valery Tsepkalo (he is wanted in Belarus and Russia on the bribe case) will travel from Kiev to Warsaw to meet with “serious” politicians from Washington. This was stated to TASS by the head of the press service of the headquarters of the Belarusian politician Aleksey Urban. He specified that the politicians with whom Tsepkalo will meet “are not representatives of the current US government.”

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  5. By the way, the reports of the Belarusian state channels now tell a lot (no, not about protests) about the successful harvest! Apparently, at the rally of “Belaya Rus” for Lukashenka, they will also appeal to these achievements.

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  6. There are also slogans: “For the father” and “Fascism will not pass”, according to the correspondent of the “BBC Russian Service”.

    t.me/bbcrussian
    /11024

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  7. Another Belarusian diplomat spoke out against the president. Charge d’Affaires of Belarus in Switzerland Pavel Matsukevich wrote on Facebook: “To support the head of state, who is turning from a guarantor of security and sovereignty into the main threat, I consider myself as a citizen and diplomat treason to the Motherland and national interests. Lukashenka must leave. ”

    The day before the protesters were supported by the Belarusian Ambassador to Slovakia Igor Leshchenya.

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  8. And supporters of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya are already coming out on Independence Avenue. In an hour and a half, they plan to start the Freedom March across the Belarusian capital.

    The opposition intends to hold a large-scale march “For Freedom” in Minsk. According to the plan, it will start at 14:00 and will follow the route from Independence Square to the stele “Minsk – Hero City”. Mass actions are also expected on the central squares of other Belarusian cities.

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  9. According to Nasha Niva’s estimates , about three thousand people have already gathered at the pro-government meeting. RT broadcast chants “For Peace!” and “For the father” and show the slogans “We will protect the country from color revolutions.”

    Your Father got 3%…………………………………………………….what are you mumbling about!

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  10. Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko, head of the presidential administration Igor Sergienko and chairman of the Council of the Republic Natalya Kochanova came to the square, Sputnik reports .

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  11. The rally for Lukashenko on Independence Square began with more than an hour’s delay, RIA Novosti reports .

    Waiting for supporters…………………………..haha

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  12. The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus, Alexander Karaev, claims that during the protest actions, law enforcement agencies did not use firearms. He promised that all cases of violence and abuse of authority by the police will be checked “after stabilization in the country.”

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  13. One of the speakers at the rally called those who were counting votes in the elections “licking” . “Even if Lukashenka won, it’s not 80 percent!” The crowd shouted back, “Go away!”

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  14. “As the European Union is gearing up to impose new sanctions on Belarus in response to a bloody crackdown in which at least two protesters have been killed, Lukashenko said earlier that he was concerned with the NATO military exercises being conducted in Poland and Lithuania, which he sees as an arms build-up.”
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-belarus-election-lukashenko-border/belarus-lukashenko-air-assault-brigade-will-move-to-belarus-western-border-idUSKCN25B0WY

    The same paranoia that has a solid grip on his pedophile buddy in Moscow has a solid grip on this buffoon too. The real danger lies to the east of Belarus, unless he sees a real danger of draining the country of its people.

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    • Paranoia and lies. Defender-Europe 20 Plus is running from June 5-19 with the participation of 4,000 American soldiers and 2,000 Polish soldiers, as well as around 2,000 pieces of equipment, including tanks, armoured personnel carriers, artillery, missile systems and aircraft.

      The Defender-Europe 20 Plus manoeuvres, ongoing on a training ground in Drawsko Pomorskie, northwestern Poland, are the result of modifications made to the Defender-Europe 20 and Allied Spirit exercises due to the coronavirus pandemic.

      Pomorskie is 500km from the Belarus border.

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  15. Lukashenka’s speech: “Dear friends! Thank you for coming. Friends, I did not call you so that you would protect me. Although not without it. You came here to defend your country for the first time in a quarter century. I am not a supporter of streets and squares, I am not a supporter of rallies. But, alas, it is not my fault that I had to call you for help. ”

    “In the 1990s, you asked me to lead people away from the abyss. And we did it! ” (crowd shouts “Thank you!”)

    “I want to appeal to those who are disoriented today. I want to ask, what do you want now? Do you want freedom? Tell me which one! Do you want a change? Tell me which ones! Do you want helicopter money? But money must be earned not on the square, but in factories! ”

    “Someone wants new elections. Look out the window! The planes are 15 minutes from us. NATO troops clang their tracks at the gates of Belarus. Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine are ordering us to hold new elections. If we follow their lead, we will go into a tailspin. We will perish as a nation! ”

    “We shouldn’t become a sanitary zone between East and West! We must not become a latrine for Europe! We don’t need overseas governments! ”

    “Yes, we were pursuing a tough course, some might not like my policy, but you and I approved this power in the mid-1990s. You then asked to put things in order – I put them in order! You asked without corruption and oligarchs – where are these oligarchs? You asked to clear the streets of Minsk and roads from bandits – I did it for you! ”

    “I, like everyone else, have children and grandchildren. And I want them to live on their own land! ”

    “If someone wants to give the country away, even when I’m dead, I won’t let you!”

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  16. Lukashenko and Putin talked on the phone for the second time in 24 hours, Belta reports .

    “The President of Russia expressed his vision of the situation around our country … The leaders of the countries reaffirmed the agreement that in the event of an aggravation of the situation in terms of external threats, the parties will react together in accordance with the provisions stipulated by the Collective Security Treaty.”

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  17. It seems that many more people are gathering at the stele than they went to the rally for Lukashenka. Nexta Live believes that the most massive protests in the history of the country are taking place right now

    Видео – @motolkohelp
    t.me/motolkohelp
    /10819

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  18. People continue to walk towards the stele in Minsk. As the correspondent of “Mediazona” reports from the scene, many are holding white-red-white flags, many are holding posters: “Strike until resignation”, “You are the executioner of your people, go away”, “Suitcase, railway station, Wuhan”, “Factory workers , go on strike with us “,” Grandfather, take your pills. ”

    https://t.me/onlinerby/14353

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  19. The telegram channel Nexta Live (the most popular opposition media, it has more than two million subscribers) calls on those gathered at the stele in Minsk to march along Pobediteley and Nezalezhnosti Avenues to the square where a rally in support of Lukashenka was held earlier today.

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  20. As “Nasha Niva” writes , the procession from the stele to the Independence Square stretched for three kilometers. When the first demonstrators came to the square, other protesters were still at the stele.

    The square is almost full, but people keep coming. They chant: “Lukashenka in the paddy wagon.” The siloviki are not visible.

    SLAVA BELARUS! HEROYAM SLAVA!

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