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Russian troops arrive in Belarus for combat training

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Neither Russia nor Belarus have stated how many troops will be involved in the two-stage training amid heightened tensions in the region.

The western capital has accused Moscow of sending about 100,000 soldiers to the area around Ukraine, which borders Belarus, in preparation for a possible attack. (Reuters)

Belarus said Russian troops had begun to arrive in the country for military exercises against the backdrop of tensions between the West and Russia over neighboring Ukraine.

The Belarusian Ministry of Defense said on Tuesday that it is hosting combat readiness training due to the continued “deterioration” of tensions “including the western and southern borders of the Republic of Belarus.”

Russia — a close ally of the former Soviet Belarus — and the West, after Moscow sent tens of thousands of troops to the border with Ukraine in preparation for the possibility of invasion of Kiev and its western allies. , Engaged in intensive diplomacy.

Neither Russia nor Belarus have mentioned how many troops will be involved in the training Belarus said will take place on Tuesday in two stages.

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The Defense Ministry said the first part of the exercise will continue from Tuesday to February 9 and will focus on rapid military deployment, securing government and military installations, and joint air force shooting training.

The second phase, which will take place from February 10 to 20, will focus on efforts to strengthen border defense, the ministry said.

Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko announced earlier this week that Russian and Belarusian troops would conduct exercises, stating that the presence of foreign troops is increasing in Ukraine and NATO member Poland.

The western capital has accused Moscow of sending about 100,000 soldiers to the area around Ukraine, which borders Belarus, in preparation for a possible attack.

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Source: TRT World and distributors

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