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Belarus to move military equipment and forces for check on terrorism response – Reuters

According to the state BelTA news agency, Belarus moved its security personnel and military equipment on Wednesday and Thursday (7-8 Dec) in order to be able to respond quickly to terrorist attacks.

According to the Security Council of the Country: “During the period it is planned that personnel and military equipment from the national security forces are moved.”

“The movement of citizens (transport) along certain public roads and areas would be restricted. Training purposes are the purpose of using imitation weapons.

It wasn’t clear which areas of the country were affected.

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Belarus has declared that it will not be joining the conflict in Ukraine. However, President Alexander Lukasenko ordered troops to be stationed with Russian forces near the Ukrainian border in the past, citing threats by Kyiv, West and Belarus.

Officially, Russia and Belarus are part of the “union states”, and they are closely allied both militarily and economically. Russia uses Belarus to base itself for its invasion of Ukraine on 24 February.

Ukraine has been warning for months about the possibility that Russia and Belarus might plan to invade Ukraine’s northern border.


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Last Wednesday the Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu met Viktor Khrenin (his Belarusian counterpart) to discuss military cooperation.

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