The former Governor of the Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili has expressed the opinion that Russia is going to invade Belarus. Supposedly the operation will begin during the joint military exercises “Zapad”. About Saakashvili said in interview to Agency BNS.
As says the former politician, the threat has not disappeared, it only increases. Just now Ukrainians hold its borders.
Joint Russian-Belarusian exercises “West” will be held 14-20 September on the territory of Belarus. Maneuvers have caused concern in the West, RIA Novosti reported. James Melville, American bands in Estonia, said that the United States will place a company of soldiers in each of the Baltic States on the eve of doctrines “the West-2017”. In Minsk, the reaction of Western countries to the forthcoming exercises called the aggravation of the situation and part of the geopolitical game.
The Ministry of defence of Lithuania has prepared a report on threats to national security. While the maneuvers “West” were named the most dangerous. The defense Ministry of Belarus refused to comment on the document, calling it speculation. In turn, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that the statement of the security services — the total manifestation of Russophobia, which was imposed from outside.