Putin: reserve power ready to intervene in Belarus

Russian President Putin says that Russia has a reserve police force ready to intervene in Belarus at the request of Belarusian leader Lukashenko.

One and a half weeks ago Putin already said that he supports Lukashenko in the framework of the military pact between the two countries.

Threat of intervention

Pols delivered

Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki responds to Putin’s statements on Twitter with concern. He calls the “restoration of power” a false excuse for a military intervention in Belarus.

president, Poland is trying to annex the region around the border town of Grodno.

Russian mercenaries

Putin also discussed the arrest of 33 Russians in Belarus shortly before the elections. The Belarusian authorities reported that they were mercenaries who wanted to destabilize the country in the run-up to the elections