Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko told 🇷🇺 Russian president Vladimir Putin, who hosted him for talks in St Petersburg on Sunday, that Wagner troops that arrived in Belarus after the aborted mutiny, began to “stress” him because they “want to explore 🇵🇱 Poland.”
“The Wagner mercenaries have started to stress us out – they want to go to the West, saying: ‘Let’s go on an excursion to Warsaw and Rzeszów”
“I tell them, why do you need to go to the West? Well, to go on an excursion to Warsaw, to Rzeszow,” Lukashenko told Putin in their first meeting since the Wagner group nearly reached Moscow in their “march of justice” against the Russian Defense Ministry’s leadership, who are failing in the Ukraine war, according to the mercenary group’s chief Yevgeny Prigozhin.
“I keep them in the center of Belarus, as agreed. I would not like to relocate them there, because their mood is bad,” he added.
Lukashenko, who convinced Prigozhin to abort his brief revolt and move his troops to Belarus, also showed Putin a map of the alleged movement of Polish troops along the border near Belarusian western cities of Brest and Grodno. Poland is a NATO member, which means that in case of a military conflict, the U.S led defense alliance would get involved.