Soldiers are needed to continue fighting in Ukraine. So Belarus gives in to pressure from Vladimir Putin and sends at least 5,000 soldiers into the fight, even using former Minsk prisoners. This was revealed by Corriere della Sera from a Belarusian source very close to the presidential circle: The tsar was on the hunt for soldiers and Lukashenko had decided to help him with “45,000 men behind him”.
The Via Solferino newspaper writes: “Putin visited Lukashenko in Minsk on December 19 and then received him in St. Petersburg eight days later. Another private mercenary company called Redut, owned by Russian oil oligarch Gennady Timochenco, has also opened offices in our cities “.
“Lukashenko was given the green light to fight only 5,000 Belarusian soldiers, mostly special forces, who would of course be overpaid and not thrown on minefields in front of Ukrainian mortars like regular conscripts,” the source revealed.