On the air of the telethon, the adviser suggested that Putin and Belarusian dictator Oleksandr Lukashenko were no longer discussing the war against Ukraine and Belarus’ participation in hostilities, but the integration of Belarus into the Russian Federation.
“They are more likely to discuss whether Belarus will exist as an independent state, whether within the framework of the century of the founding of the USSR, more integrative processes between Russia and Belarus will be carried out. For Russia to essentially take control of Belarus, and Putin said that he has already begun to collect lands of words” Jan or Soviet lands,” he said.
According to Podolyak, Lukashenka will be offered to become the governor or remain the president, who will be considered the governor-general of Belarus in the Kremlin.
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In particular, the representative of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Andriy Yusov, stated on the air of the telethon that Russia is trying to obtain from the Belarusian defense industry maximum opportunities for the significantly weakened Russian army at the negotiations in Minsk.
“In addition to the desire to involve Belarus in a full-scale ground operation, Russia is trying to squeeze the maximum opportunities for the Russian army from the Belarusian military defense system. Russia is really losing a lot and cannot make up for the losses in equipment and ammunition on its own. Military defense system is also the subject of negotiations between the two presidents,” Yusov noted. .
- On December 15, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny said that he does not rule out an attack by the invaders on Kyiv from Belarus. The Russian Federation may repeat the attack on Kyiv in January-February 2023. Currently, the aggressor country is training about 200,000 new soldiers.
- On December 16, it became known that Vladimir Putin will meet Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk on December 19. ISW analysts determined what Putin will encourage Lukashenka to do during the visit.
- On December 18, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held another meeting of the Staff of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief. They talked, in particular, about the situation in Belarus and the possible threat of an offensive.
- The December 19 meeting between Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and the self-proclaimed president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, will be part of efforts to create informational conditions for a new stage of the war against Ukraine.
- Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko made statements after the meeting in Minsk, the Russian president arrived in Belarus for the first time since 2019.
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