According to Yevgeny Prigozhin's Telegram posts, the Wagner mercenary group has already started training the Belarusian army and reserves. The mercenaries have set up camp near the Lithuanian border.
The Belarusian Defense Ministry has prepared a roadmap for cooperation with Wagner PMC, which was announced over the weekend by the ministry's press service. The Defense Ministry wrote that it had received numerous inquiries about military cooperation with Wagner. "We inform you that the military department and the company's management have developed a roadmap for the near future, which will focus on training and transfer of experience to the various branches and units of the army," the statement read.
The ministry also announced that Wagner fighters are acting as instructors in a range of military disciplines. It said the training was taking place near the town of Asipovichy, about 90 km (56 miles) south of the capital Minsk.
Meanwhile, the armed forces television channel VoyenTV reported that preparations for joint training of Belarusian and Russian military personnel at Belarusian training grounds have been finalized.
Yevgeny Prigozhin, chief of the Wagner mercenary group, made a deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin after the suppression of the June uprising he called the "march for justice".
In the deal brokered by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, the Wagner fighters were told that those who wanted to join the army should go to Belarus. A Wagner convoy of 60 vehicles then traveled to Belarus.
Source: Remix News