The Council of Europe suspends relations with Belarus. Belarus Watch #23

Belarus Watch Team has prepared the 23d issue of the monitoring of Russian activities and influence in Belarus.

Recent policy developments

Lukashenka visits Moscow for the third time this year

The official reason for the meeting held in Moscow on March 11 was how to cope with sanctions. It is likely, however, that the two dictators discussed the next actions in the war against Ukraine.

The official press releases do not offer any details surrounding their discussions or whether Putin insisted on the participation of the Belarusian army in the war.

Strengthening of the Belarusian border with Ukraine

Oleksii Reznikov, the Ukrainian Minister of Defense, warned the Belarusian people about possible provocation to drag the Belarusian army in the war against Ukraine. According to Mr. Reznikov, Russia could carry out airstrikes on the settlements near the Belarusian-Ukrainian border to force the Belarusian army to respond.

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