Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has announced

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has announced


Belarus’ ambassadors to Romania and Japan were fired by President Alexander Lukashenko, who also made new appointments as ambassadors to Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Myanmar.

Lukashenko dismisses the ambassadors of Romania and Japan

Thus, “Ruslan Yesin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus in Romania and Andrei Grinkevich, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus in Japan and, at the same time, in the Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand were released,” the message reads. according to adevarul.ro.

And Sergey Kilin, vice-president of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences, was also fired, with Vasily Gursky in his place.

President Alexander Lukashenko has appointed Vladimir Borovikov as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Kingdom of Cambodia and, at the same time, to the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos and the Republic of Myanmar.

Belarus has transferred Ziabrovka airfield to Russia

In the politico-military context, as far as Ukraine is concerned, Belarus has transferred Ziabrovka airfield near Gomel (southeast) under the full control of Russia, said on Thursday the deputy head of the Main Directorate of Operations of the General Staff of the Ukrainian army, Brigadier General Oleksii Gromov, in a press conference, informs the Unian and Liga news agencies.

In his information, “Belarus has transferred under Russian full control the Ziabrovka airfield near Gomel, where work is currently underway to set up a military base. On this aerodrome there is a subunit (division) of Iskander-M missiles and one of S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft systems of the Russian armed forces “, specified General Gromov.

Intense preparations for the Iskander missile system in Russia

In its armament plans, Belarus expects to receive its own Iskander system from Russia, for which it is preparing intensively, the Ukrainian general added.

It is to be installed at the military unit of the 465th Missile Brigade of the Belarusian Infantry Forces in the town of Osipovici, where the construction of hangars has started, according to the Ukrainian general.

At present, said Oleksii Gromov, there are no signs of the formation of offensive groups in Belarus, but former soldiers are being recruited intensively in the private military company “Liga” (the new name of the Russian group of Wagner mercenaries). Priority is given to former soldiers who have served in special forces or as pilots.

In his view, armed units in Belarus could be involved in diversions against Ukraine, but the possibility of a large-scale invasion of Belarus in Ukraine seems low so far, he said.