| 14 April 2024, Sunday |

Belarus, Russia to form joint military group, Lukashenko says

Responding to what he called an aggravation of tension on the country’s western borders, Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko said Belarus and Russia will deploy a joint military task force, the state-run Belta news agency reported on Monday.
Lukashenko said the two countries would deploy a regional military group, and had started pulling forces together two days ago, apparently after the explosion on Russia’s bridge to Crimea.
Russian forces used Belarus as a staging post for their Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine, sending troops and equipment into northern Ukraine from bases in Belarus.

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