The Wagner group asked for permission to move to the West. They want to go on a trip to Warsaw and Rzeszów, Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenko said on Sunday during a meeting with Putin
— The Wagner group asked for permission to move to the West. They want to go on a trip to Warsaw and Rzeszów, Belarusian dictator Aleksandr Lukashenko said on Sunday during a meeting with Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg. Their moods are bad. And it must be admitted that they know perfectly well what is happening around the union state – said the Belarusian politician.
On Saturday morning, the Belarusian dictator arrived in St. Petersburg for a meeting with the Russian leader. During the conversation, Aleksandr Lukashenko referred to talks with mercenaries from the Wagner Group stationed in Belarus.
— Maybe I shouldn't say that. But I will say that we started to stress about the Wagnerians. They ask for permission to go West, and they say, “Let us!” and I say, “Why would you go West? We control everything.” They answer: “Well, let's take a trip to Warsaw and Rzeszow,” said Lukashenko, quoted by the regime's Belarusian news agency BelTA.
— They can't come to terms with Rzeszów. When they fought near Artemovsk, they knew where the equipment was coming from. Inside, they are perfectly aware that Rzeszów is a problem – he added.
As he told Putin, the Wagnerians, “as agreed”, are in the “center of Belarus”. What is different from the announcement of the Belarusian Ministry of Defense, in which it was announced that members of the Wagner Group are taking part in exercises near the border with Poland.
- I don't want to move them. Their moods are bad. And it must be admitted that they know perfectly well what is happening around the union state - said Lukashenko.
During the meeting, Lukashenko also allegedly showed Putin a map on which “the transfer of Polish troops to the borders of the federal state” was marked. “We see that they are preparing the ground” said the Belarusian dictator, quoted by the Kremlin website.Of course, this is a Belarusian propaganda.
In his opinion, the “smoke screen” is Poland's transfer of military aid to Ukraine and support for its membership in NATO.
— Under the guise of joining NATO, Poland wants to take over western Ukraine. This is payment for the active participation of Poles in the operation against the troops of the Russian Federation – he said.
— This is unacceptable to us. The detachment of western Ukraine, the dismemberment of Ukraine and the transfer of lands to Poland is unacceptable. If it is needed to support the western population of Ukraine, we will of course do it, he stressed.