Poland and Lithuania tighten safety on their borders with Belarus. Each NATO international locations concern that Minsk will perform covert operations with the Wagner Group.
Poland deploys extra troops to the border with Belarus. A number of thousand border guards and Military troopers shall be educated and study to coordinate their efforts, so as to forestall any attainable provocation from Minsk.
Warsaw insists that it takes the potential risk posed by Wagner’s Russian mercenaries stationed in Belarus very significantly. It’s believed that they might worsen the present migration disaster and even penetrate Poland to hold out covert operations.
In early August, the Polish authorities insisted that Belarusian Military helicopters and troops from the Wagner Group tried to penetrate the border.
Lithuania, which additionally shares a border with Belarus, declared that it’ll shut 2 out of 6 border crossings on August 18, “attributable to geopolitical circumstances and threats.”
Earlier this month, President Gitanas Nauseda talked about the opportunity of utterly closing the border, as a final resort, in case of varied cross-border hybrid assaults.
The border stays open regardless of all the things that’s occurring, however the Lithuanian authorities have put up big fences studying “Don’t danger going to Belarus, you could not come again.”
The Belarusian president, Alexandr Lukashenko, for his half, declared that he has instructed the federal government to “set up contacts” with the Polish aspect, so as to speak about “peace and good neighborliness”, since Belarus “should not lose relations with high-tech EU international locations, together with Poland”.