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Russia plans to attack Belarus after the election, Ukraine says

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Russia planned to invade Belarus after its 2020 elections, the intelligence office of Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense said, publishing the documents found.

The documents show Russia’s Panzer 1 military was preparing for an attack and capture of Belarus, the ministry said on Tuesday.

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“After the fraudulent presidential election in Belarus, the Russian Federation has devised a plan to attack and suppress popular protests,” the Ukrainian ministry said. “The stay in Belarus was planned under the pretext of preventing Russia’s entry into the European Union in a global or large -scale war with NATO states in the West.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko pose for a photo at their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 11, 2022.
((Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo and AP))

The agency released a document entitled, “The history of the plan to reunite the units and troops of the 1st Panzer Army at the site of the operation.”

Belarus held a presidential election on Sunday, August 9, 2020, with early elections from August 4 to August 8. The Central Election Commission announced that President Alexander Lukashenko had won the election with 80% of the vote. He has won every presidential election since 1994, but observers have condemned three out of four elections as free and fair.

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko watches military exercises via video meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. The Russian military on Friday announced major exercises of its advanced nuclear forces. President Vladimir Putin will oversee the training on Saturday, which will include a series of training exercises for intercontinental ballistic missiles and naval missiles, the Defense Minister said. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo and AP)

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko watches military exercises via video meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. The Russian military on Friday announced major exercises of its advanced nuclear forces. President Vladimir Putin will oversee the training on Saturday, which will include a series of training exercises for intercontinental ballistic missiles and naval missiles, the Defense Minister said. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo and AP)
(Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo and AP)

Opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya said she had won her first victory with less than 60% of the vote, and that her visit to the Coordination Council was organized to prepare for the change of power and inform the intends to set up “long -term protests” against the boss. result. The European Union has imposed sanctions on Belarusian officials believed to be responsible for “harassment, retribution and electoral fraud.”

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Russia’s relations with Belarus have drawn new attention amid Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, as Minsk faces a demand to enter the war on Russian President Vladimir Putin.

A photo taken on February 17, 2022, shows the Belarusian Armed Forces (APC) during the joint training of the Russian and Belarusian armies as part of the inspection of the Union State's Response Force, at a shooting near the town of Osipovichi outside Minsk.

A photo taken on February 17, 2022, shows the Belarusian Armed Forces (APC) during the joint training of the Russian and Belarusian armies as part of the inspection of the Union State’s Response Force, at a shooting near the town of Osipovichi outside Minsk.
(Photo by MAXIM GUCHEK/BELTA/AFP via Getty Images)

Russia plans to attack Belarus after the election, Ukraine says

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