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Poland monitoring situation near Belarus nuclear plant

Christian Fernsby ▼ | August 17, 2020
Poland is monitoring the situation on its border with Belarus, as the Belarusian army plans to hold drills this week in the Grodno region bordering Poland and Lithuania, Deputy Defence Minister Wojciech Skurkiewicz said on Monday.
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Over the weekend Russia’s RIA news agency reported that the Belarusian army plans to hold drills over Aug. 17-20 near the country’s nuclear plant and in the Grodno region, while Lukashenko said that an air assault brigade would move to Belarus’ Western border.

Topics: Poland Belarus

Lukashenko said earlier that he was concerned with the NATO military exercises being conducted in Poland and Lithuania, which he sees as an arms build-up.

NATO dismissed the allegations by Lukashenko but said it was closely monitoring the situation following his contested reelection.

“Neither Poland nor other Western European countries will get caught up in the intrigue Lukashenko is trying to plot,” Skurkiewicz told public radio. “We are looking at what is happening in Belarus, just like all NATO countries, and we will also look at what happens at our borders. We will not be passive in this observation,” Skurkiewicz also said.


 

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