On Monday, Alexander Lukashenko, the self-proclaimed President of Belarus, signed a decree on the creation and operation of "combat training centres" jointly with Russia, so as to train the military personnel.
Details: Lukashenko's decree approves the project agreement between Belarus and Russia "as a basis for negotiations", the press service of the self-proclaimed Belarusian President said.
Quote: "The Ministry of Defence [Republic of Belarus] is authorised to conduct negotiations and sign an agreement if an agreement is reached within the approved project," the message stated.
Previously: On Monday [31 October], Alexander Lukashenko, the self-proclaimed President of Belarus, announced a quick meeting with Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia.
- On 10 October, Alexander Lukashenko, the self-proclaimed president of Belarus, convened an urgent meeting of security forces, where he announced the involvement of the Union Army and promised Ukraine [to build] Crimean Bridge-2; he also announced the return of Russian troops to Belarus.
- After that, in his speech at the emergency meeting of the Group of Seven, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the president of Ukraine, proposed placing an international monitoring mission on the border between Ukraine and Belarus to observe the security situation.
- Russian authorities have announced that they would transfer, in addition to 9,000 military personnel, tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and artillery to Belarus.