STANISLAV POHORILOV — FRIDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER 2022, 11:50
Self-proclaimed President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko insists that no mobilisation will be announced in the country.
Source: pro-government Belarusian news agency BelTA
Quote from Lukashenko: “There will be no mobilisation. We are not going to call people up. It’s a lie.”
Details: According to Lukashenko, only his opponents are talking about possible mobilisation. However, he says, Belarus will respond to possible threats and attempts at terrorist attacks.
To prevent threats, military exercises are being held in the country, including these with the participation of the so-called people’s militia.
- On 20 September, Lukashenko stated that Russian troops will not be attacked across the territory of his country; he called for “covering” the borders with Ukraine, and ordered military formations to scramble if necessary.
- On the morning of 21 September, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilisation of the country’s citizens.
- On 21 September, State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus Aleksandr Volfovich said he was convinced that the current government in the country would not announce mobilisation.