Belarusian authorities says Russian troops to start arriving in coming days

Belarusian authorities said on Friday (14 October) that Russian military troops will start arriving in the country. The deputy chief of the Belarusian Armed Forces General Staff Viktar Tumar said in a statement that "in the coming days," Russian troops that are part of the group will start arriving.

“Troops from the Russian component of the Regional Grouping of Forces will start arriving in Belarus in the next few days,” the Belarusian Ministry of Defense confirmed.

Monday (10 October), Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko already announced the joint operation with Russia. The troops will be deployed near the Belarusian-Ukrainian border.

Furthermore, Belarusian Head of the National Anti-Crisis Management Pavel Latushka wrote on Twitter that mobilisation is also underway in Belarus. "Conscripts will be called to the shooting ranges [and] will be taught to shoot."

source: commonspace.eu with Reuters and agencies
photo: Military troops during this year’s joint Russian-Belarusian Zapad military exercise. Getty Images

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