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  • Putin's Belarusian ally Lukashenko threatens missile attacks on West in chilling warning

    07/04/2022 8:11:58 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 85 replies
    Express UK ^ | 7/4/2022 | MICHAEL CURZON
    Alexander Lukashenko said on Saturday that if Belarus were to come under “attack”, its army would respond immediately. The West has speculated over the level of involvement of Belarus in Russia’s ongoing “special military operation” in Ukraine since late February. Lukashenko said his state stood fully behind Russia in its invasion as part of its commitment to a “union state” with Moscow. But he has previously suggested his own armed forces will not themselves enter Ukraine, pointing to Minsk’s potential role of helping to create a peace deal instead. The Belarusian President was, however, clear that his country would not...
  • Lukashenko Says Belarus Intercepted Attempted Missile Strikes by Ukraine

    07/03/2022 8:34:05 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 24 replies
    US News ^ | 7/3/2022 | Reuters
    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Saturday Ukraine had tried to strike military facilities on Belarusian territory three days ago, but all its missiles had been intercepted, the state-run Belta news agency reported. Lukashenko, who did not provide evidence for the claim, said Belarus did not want war with Ukraine, but would fight if its own territory was invaded. The Ukrainian military did not immediately comment. "They are provoking us. I have to tell you, three days ago, maybe a bit more, an attempt to strike military facilities on Belarusian territory was made from the territory of Ukraine," Belta quoted...
  • Poland completes Belarus border wall to keep migrants out

    07/02/2022 1:26:03 PM PDT · by JonPreston · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 7/1/22 | VANESSA GERA AND KIRSTEN GRIESHABER
    A year after migrants started crossing into the European Union from Belarus to Poland, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and top security officials visited the border area on Thursday to mark the completion of a new steel wall. On Friday, Polish authorities will also lift a state of emergency along the border that has blocked journalists, rights workers and others from witnessing a human rights crisis. At the very least, 20 migrants have died in the area's freezing forests and bogs. The Polish government characterizes the wall as part of the fight against Russia; human rights defenders see it as...
  • Putin pushes toward Russia, Belarus unifying after NATO expansion

    07/02/2022 1:08:04 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 36 replies
    https://news.yahoo.com ^ | July 1, 2022 | Caitlin McFall
    Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed Friday that western alliances in the wake of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine are "pushing" Russia and Belarus to unite. Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has thus far been able to keep Minsk’s direct involvement out of the war in Ukraine, but comments by Putin posted to the Kremlin’s website suggest this may not be the case for long. "The unprecedented political and sanctions pressure from the so-called ‘collective West’ is pushing us to speed up the unification processes," the Kremlin chief said according to Russian media outlet RIA. "After all, together it is easier to minimize...
  • Belarus claims to intercept Ukraine attack

    07/02/2022 12:21:45 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 12 replies
    https://www.perthnow.com.au ^ | 7/2/2022 | Staff Writers Reuters
    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says Ukraine had tried to strike military facilities on Belarusian territory three days ago, but all its missiles had been intercepted, the state-run Belta news agency reported. Lukashenko, who did not provide evidence for the claim, said Belarus did not want war with Ukraine, but would fight if its own territory was invaded. The Ukrainian military did not immediately comment. "They are provoking us. I have to tell you, three days ago, maybe a bit more, an attempt to strike military facilities on Belarusian territory was made from the territory of Ukraine," Belta quoted Lukashenko as...
  • Putin Ally Warns Former USSR Nations Need to Fall in Line to Stay Sovereign

    07/02/2022 9:39:30 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 21 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 7/1/2022 | NICK MORDOWANEC
    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Friday gave a stern message to other former Soviet Union nations keeping their distance from Russia following its invasion of Ukraine. "The countries of the post-Soviet space should be sincerely interested in rapprochement with the union state, if, of course, they want to preserve their sovereignty and independence," Lukashenko said, according to an English translation of a report from the Belarusian state-run BelTA news agency. "We are convinced that only together can we resist global challenges." Lukashenko was meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday in Grodno, Belarus, as part of the ninth Forum...
  • Putin Says Russia and Belarus Moving Towards Unification

    07/01/2022 7:39:40 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 99 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 7/1/2022 | ISABEL VAN BRUGEN
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed that the Western response to his war in Ukraine is pushing Russia and Belarus towards unification. "Unprecedented political and sanctions pressure from the collective West is pushing Russia and Belarus to speed up the unification process," Putin told a bilateral forum in the Belarusian city of Grodno on Friday. "After all, it is easier to minimize the damage from illegal sanctions, it is easier to master the production of demanded products, develop new competencies and expand cooperation with friendly countries," the Russian leader added.
  • Experts say there are mounting signs that the Kremlin is purging its top generals in Ukraine, the latest hint of deep dysfunction in Putin's army

    06/22/2022 11:12:01 AM PDT · by dennisw · 32 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | June 22, 2022 | Rebecca Cohen and Abbie Shull
    Major shakeups are underway in the Russian command structure in Ukraine, according to a report from the Institute for the Study of War Experts found that top officials may be blamed for not fully capturing Ukraine and the Kremlin may replace those officers with new faces Russia has suffered significant losses since the invasion of Ukraine began almost four months ago, including a dozen high ranking generals The Kremlin recently replaced the commander of the Russian Airborne forces and could be in the process of a major shakeup of their current command structure in Ukraine, according to a new report...
  • Jack Posobiec: Area of Russian control in Ukraine mapped on US East Coast

    06/26/2022 7:13:40 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 73 replies
    Jack Posobiec on Twitter ^ | June 26, 2022 | Jack Posobiec
    Roe Down Poso 🇺🇸 @JackPosobiec MAP BREAK Area of Russian control in Ukraine mapped on US East Coast
  • Putin to make first foreign trips since launching Ukraine war (Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Belarus)

    06/26/2022 2:53:28 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/26/2022 | Reuters
    Vladimir Putin will visit two small former Soviet states in central Asia this week, Russian state television reported on Sunday, in what would be the Russian leader’s first known trip abroad since ordering the invasion of Ukraine. -snip- Pavel Zarubin, the Kremlin correspondent of the Rossiya 1 state television station, said Putin would visit Tajikistan and Turkmenistan and then meet Indonesian President Joko Widodo for talks in Moscow. In Dushanbe, Putin will meet Tajik President Imomali Rakhmon, a close Russian ally and the longest-serving ruler of a former Soviet state. In Ashgabat, he will attend a summit of Caspian nations...
  • Putin promises Belarus nuclear-capable missiles to counter 'aggressive' West

    06/25/2022 4:19:29 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 22 replies
    https://www.reuters.com/ ^ | 6/25/2022 | reuteurs
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday told his counterpart from Belarus that Moscow would supply Minsk with missile systems capable of carrying nuclear weapons, the Russian foreign ministry said. At a meeting with Putin in St Petersburg, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko expressed concern about the "aggressive", "confrontational" and "repulsive" policies of its neighbours Lithuania and Poland.
  • Putin Pledges Nuclear-Capable Missiles for Belarus as Ukraine War Grinds On

    06/25/2022 2:15:11 PM PDT · by McGruff · 14 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 25, 2022 | Xander Landen
    Russian President Vladimir Putin told Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko Saturday that Russia will provide Belarus with nuclear-capable missile systems. According to Reuters, during a meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia, Lukashenko raised concerns about the "aggressive" and "confrontational" actions of neighboring countries Poland and Lithuania. He also discussed nuclear-armed flights near the Belarusian border being conducted by the U.S.-led NATO alliance, and reportedly asked Putin to help his country with a "symmetrical response." Last month, the Russian president sold nuclear-capable Iskander missiles and S-400 missile systems to Belarus.
  • NATO needs ‘visible’ counter to Russia threat via Belarus, Lithuania warns

    06/25/2022 6:47:46 PM PDT · by McGruff · 29 replies
    POLITICO ^ | June 24, 2022 | Lili Bayer
    NATO needs a more “visible” presence in the Baltics to counter the threat Russia poses from Belarus, Lithuania’s President Gitanas Nausėda warned on Friday. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted a discussion within the transatlantic military alliance about how to best defend its eastern members, with leaders gathering in Madrid next week set to sign off on new plans. Speaking ahead of the summit, Nausėda told POLITICO that “very huge fundamental changes” in neighboring Belarus make Lithuania more vulnerable to a quick Russian attack — and necessitate a shift in the region’s security arrangements. The Lithuanian leader said he would...
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of bringing Belarus into war after missile launches from northern neighbor

    06/25/2022 2:28:50 PM PDT · by McGruff · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 25, 2022 | Caitlin McFall
    Kyiv on Saturday accused Russia of officially dragging Minsk into the war after missiles were fired at Ukraine from within Belarus’ borders. The Main Intelligence Agency of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine said "a mass rocket-bomb strike was launched" after 12 cruise missiles were fired from 6 planes. Another 24 missiles, also reportedly fired from within Belarus, were said to have hit Ukrainian military targets near Zhytomyr, an area less than 90 miles west of Kyiv, first reported Ukrainian news outlet Pravda.
  • Putin says Ukrainian grain can be exported through Belarus

    06/03/2022 11:18:19 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/3/22 | Reuters
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday denied Moscow was preventing Ukrainian ports from exporting grain and said the best solution would be to ship it through Belarus, as long as sanctions on that country were lifted.Putin, saying reports of a Russian export ban were "a bluff", told national television that Western nations were trying to cover up their own policy mistakes by blaming Russia for problems on the global food market.
  • Biden pressured to lead naval operation against Ukraine blockade to avert famine

    05/26/2022 5:01:02 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 66 replies
    Washington examiner ^ | May 25, 2022 | by Joel Gehrke,
    President Joe Biden’s administration has contemplated the lifting of sanctions on Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko’s regime in a bid to secure the export of Ukrainian grain without risking the maritime confrontation with Russia that some other allies deem necessary to avert a horrific famine. U.S. officials have broached the Belarus idea with European officials in recent weeks, as trans-Atlantic policymakers endeavor to escape a dilemma created by Russia’s blockade of Ukraine’s ports on the Black Sea. Yet other members of NATO have a growing interest in a maritime operation to challenge that blockade, given the limited amount of grain that...
  • Putin ally warns of World War III if West continues aid to Ukraine

    05/24/2022 9:51:33 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 121 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/24/2022 | Snejana Farberov
    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s closest ally — warned Western nations of a coming World War III, unless they stop supplying Ukraine with weapons. Lukashenko, 68, raised the specter of a global conflict in a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, which was released Monday. “Belarus calls on the countries of the world to unite and prevent the regional conflict in Europe from escalating into a full-scale world war!” he wrote, according to reporting by Newsweek.
  • Conservative Journalist Jack Posobiec and Film Crew Detained in Davos, Switzerland by Armed WEF Police

    05/23/2022 10:26:40 AM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 53 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 23, 2022 | Jim Hoft
    Twitter personality, author, and commentator Jack Posobiec traveled to Davos, Switzerland on Monday for the start of the World Economic Forum. Jack spoke this past weekend in Hungary at a CPAC Hungary event. On Monday, Jack tweeted out that he and his film crew were detained by police at the conference. In a statement to Post Millenial, Posobiec said, “Never once did they explain to us why we were targeted. I want to be clear on something, we had already given our name, our passport, and our press pass, about an hour prior.” Watch:
  • Lukashenko: Belarusian army is able to inflict unacceptable damage on the enemy

    05/10/2022 8:57:46 AM PDT · by Cronos · 35 replies
    BELTA ^ | 10 May 2022 | Belta
    The Belarusian army is combat-ready and will be able to inflict unacceptable damage on the enemy in case of external aggression, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the meeting to discuss Belarus' defense needs on 10 May, BelTA has learned. The head of state underlined that the armament, which the Belarusian army possesses today, lets the country maintain its defensive capacity. “I think it is good armament for the army. It shows that our army will be able to fight and inflict unacceptable damage on the enemy. We are realists, we understand that we will not be able to defeat...
  • Abandon ship: This war has "dragged on" too long and needs to end, says top Putin ally, Belarus Dictator Alexander Lukashenko

    05/05/2022 9:11:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/05/2022 | AllahPundit
    Professor of strategy Phillips O’Brien calls this interview the best sign yet that Russia’s invasion is imploding.Alexander Lukashenko is the dictator of Belarus but probably wouldn’t be in power today if not for Putin’s help. He “won” what was almost certainly a rigged election in 2020; when protests erupted, his good friend Vladimir helped suppress them. Lukashenko has owed Putin ever since and has paid him back by allowing Russia to use Belarus as a staging ground for its war on Ukraine. Russian troops entered northern Ukraine by crossing over from Belarus, then retreated into Belarus once the campaign around...