Jan 18, 11:58 pm
US State Department: Russia can use exercises in Belarus for investigations in Ukraine
According to a State Department official, Russia may use the military sent to Belarus for training activities for the invasion. The Ministry of Defense of Belarus caused a scientific reaction to the readiness of the Union forces to protect the borders
Russian troops arriving in Belarus are being used to capture Ukraine, declared senior US State Department official. Exercises in Belarus give Russia the opportunity to attack a neighboring country, according to Washington.
“The information that we have shows that Belarus can play a role in Russia’s transition to Ukraine. <...> There is concern about reports of the movement of Russian troops to Belarus under the pretext of regular scheduled jobs, ”said the representative of the department. It is used for cases of infection in Ukraine from the north.
According to the State Department, Moscow includes more of the military than the US would expect from standard scientific research.
The official also said that for the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, the “decisive moment” has come and he must decide on the future sovereignty of his country.
On January 18, the first unit of the Russian Armed Forces arrived in the republic, which are participating in the joint exercises “Allied Resolve”. The troops will arrive from Russia during the entire first stages of training, after unloading they are sent to the area of training tasks.