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Belarus to hold exercises on "liberating territories": Ukrainian Armed Forces prepared

Thursday, 1 September 2022, 16:39
Belarus to hold exercises on liberating territories: Ukrainian Armed Forces prepared
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Oleksii Hromov, the Deputy Head of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of Ukraine, has assured the public that the Ukrainian Armed Forces are ready for any scenario during command and staff exercises in Belarus from 8 to 14 September dedicated to "liberating the territories temporarily occupied by the enemy".

Source: Interfax-Ukraine


Quote: "The likelihood of a Russian offensive from the territory of Belarus, or an offensive carried out by the Belorussian troops remains low. On the other hand, from 8 to 14 September, command and staff training is set to be conducted among the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus. It will focus on defence manoeuvres with further transition into counter-offensives and liberating the territories temporarily occupied by the enemy [Ukrainians – ed.]."

Details: The training will be conducted with the involvement of Russian troops and Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) member states.

The military suppose that the border districts of Volyn, Rivne and Zhytomyr oblasts may be the so-called "lost territories" in question. Hromov states that it corresponds to the concept of joint military action of the armed forces of the so-called ally-state on the Ukrainian front.

But Hromov also assured the public that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are ready for any scenario, in particular, in the northern regions of Ukraine.

Background: In the middle of August, Kyrylo Budanov, the Head of the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, assured the public that there are no military threats to Ukraine from Belarus, except the already existing ones.

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