Wagner's withdrawal from Belarus would be 'nonsense': Lukashenko

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Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko has described calls by Poland and the Baltic states for Wagner's withdrawal from Belarus as "nonsense". In addition to this, Lukashenko emphasized that Poland and the Baltic States must withdraw foreign troops from their territory.

Wagner's withdrawal from Belarus would be 'nonsense': Lukashenko

The authorities of Poland and the Baltic states must remove foreign troops from their territory before demanding the withdrawal of the Russian mercenary group Wagner Group fighters from Minsk, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said.

"There should not be a single foreign soldier in Poland, Lithuania, or the other Baltic states. Then they can make some claims about the presence of troops from other countries here. But for now, these are unreasonable and stupid demands," the Belarusian leader said.

"At the same time, the Baltic states themselves are increasing their military budgets and transferring large military units towards our borders," Lukashenko added.

Earlier, the interior ministers of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia had demanded from Minsk that the Wagner fighters leave Belarusian territory immediately and that the authorities remove asylum seekers from the border area.

Alexander Volfovich, Secretary of State of the Security Council of Belarus, stated that the statements of Western politicians about the threat from Wagner were lies and that it was "normal international practice" to call in "military professionals" to keep the army at a combatworthy level and to train the country's security forces.

Source: Sputnik

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