Kremlin Spokesman Did Not Indicate the Size of the Reserve of the Security Forces to Help Belarus
OREANDA-NEWS. Dmitry Peskov, a press secretary of the Russian President, found it difficult to answer the question about the number of the reserve of the security forces formed to help the Republic of Belarus. Earlier, President Vladimir Putin, at the request of Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, formed a reserve of law enforcement officers. It was said that they can be sent to Belarus if “the situation gets out of control.”
“It consists of the units that, in case of emergency, can prevent extremist actions in the republic,” Peskov specified. Being asked to clarify who was included in the reserve: army units or units of the Russian National Guard, he did not answer. According to Peskov, Putin expects that Belarus will not face a situation in which the reserve will need to be used. “It is very important to be aware of this, and the President stressed that this is a reserve and there is no need to somehow activate or use it,” Peskov added.
The Coordination Council for Power Transfer, formed by the opposition of Belarus, opposed the creation of armed groups in Russia or other countries for use on the territory of Belarus.