The Russian army, which has deployed tens of thousands of men in recent weeks near the border with Ukraine, is preparing to conduct maneuvers on the territory of Belarus. These
are to be held in partnership with Minsk from February 10 to 20. They are presented as a response to the recent strengthening of NATO's presence in the region.
"The exercises are taking place due to the worsening of the politico-military situation in the world and the continuous increase of tensions in Europe, in particular on the western and southern borders of Belarus"
, indicated the Belarusian Ministry of Defense. . These troop movements, which began on Tuesday, are a threat to Ukraine, according to the American Administration.
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The day before, the Belarusian President, Alexander Lukashenko, had justified these maneuvers by the strengthening, in recent years, of the NATO system in Poland and in the Baltic countries as well as by the
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