Polish media: Now it will be difficult for Lukashenka to refuse Russians to create military bases

For a quarter of a century, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko tried to prevent his country from becoming a "highway for Russian tanks." Now, after the next elections, it will be difficult for him to refuse Moscow to create Russian military bases on Belarusian territory, writes the Polish newspaper Gazeta.

The events taking place in Belarus are of great importance for Poland. Lukashenka falsified the elections, which caused indignation within the country and literally infuriated the West. He suppresses protests by force and is likely to come under sanctions. After that, his positions will not be as stable as before, and he may bend under the influence of Moscow.

Russia has long been trying to take the neighboring country under full control, because the location of Belarus is of strategic importance, given the loss of Ukraine and the Baltics.

There is still no agreement between Moscow and Minsk that would allow Russian troops to move freely through the territory of Belarus in peacetime. And this is despite the integration of both countries within the framework of the Union State, where the armed forces have a common command structure. Lukashenko feared that the emergence of Russian bases could lead to the loss of the country's sovereignty and by his decisions often provoked irritation in Russia.

For example, in 2013, Russian fighters began to be on duty at the base in Baranovichi. The Russians tried to breathe life into the program of the common air defense system. However, in 2015, Lukashenko, frightened by the events in Ukraine, stopped this practice and refused Russia.

Now in Belarus there are only two facilities that are leased by the Russian military. The first is the 70M6 "Volga" radar near Gantsevichi, which is part of the Russian Aerospace Forces and has a detection range of 4800 km. The second is the Vileika communication center of the Russian Navy, which provides a stable signal from the nuclear submarine at a distance of more than 10 thousand km.

Minsk regularly conducts military exercises "West" with Moscow. At the same time, the Belarusian army is armed with Russian and Soviet technique, and attempts to gain independence in the field of armaments did not lead to success.

In military terms, Belarus does not pose a threat to Poland. But what the scale of the Russian military presence in this country will be is unknown. Lukashenka is desperately clinging to power, so Moscow's support is extremely important to him, and for this he can sacrifice a lot.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 12 August 2020 11: 49
    Polish media: Now it will be difficult for Lukashenka to refuse the Russians to create military bases.

    Why is it so difficult for the Poles to refuse the Americans to create military bases?
    1. tagil Offline tagil
      tagil (Sergei) 12 August 2020 17: 09
      Because American bases in Poland are sacred, and Russian bases, anywhere, even in Russia itself, are a crime against Polish getters in Europe. They prevent Polish moths from mating.
  2. Vladimir_ Voronov (Vladimir) 12 August 2020 11: 59
    If the "hyena of Europe" began to squeak, then this is a good sign. Perhaps they did not take the Ruin, because expected the start of something similar in Belarus. After such a stormy start, Lukashenka will really think about his prospects (no one is forever - it is important what you leave behind). After all, he enlarged "his collective farm" to the size of the state, now we need to join an even larger one. Ruina, Moldova and others - will catch up on their own when they remember the "parable of the broom", which cannot be broken if you do not start breaking along a twig.
  3. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 12 August 2020 12: 53
    Polish media: Now it will be difficult for Lukashenka to refuse Russians to create military bases

    - Yes, the Polish media are quite objective and professional ... - Much more professional than the Russian ones ..., which are based on leavened patriotism and obscenities ... - that's why Russia always loses information wars ...
    - Yes, everything was correctly displayed by the Polish media ... - there is even nothing to add ...
    - The only thing that these Polish media did not mention (and this is very important) ... is that Lukashenka will have to "stop loving" Ukraine and very strongly portray love for Russia ... - And all these "feelings" are to be confirmed by his actions and actions ... - even through force ... - even amicably; but only this way ... - you have to confirm ...
    - Namely:
    - No support for Ukraine ... - up to the condemnation of the entire policy of Ukraine ... - all of its Bandera perversion and anti-Russian policy ...
    - And ... on the contrary ... - support for Russia's foreign policy; closer cooperation in everything (and, of course ... - recognition of Crimea as Russian) ...
    - These very important things were not covered by the Polish media ...
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 12 August 2020 15: 06
    Come on? And their "Gazeta" is such a cool "expert" in Batka's thoughts?
    Most of the articles here write exactly the opposite.
  5. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Alexander) 13 August 2020 12: 49
    Now the RF needs to be put in a pose of this type, eager to sit with one backside on two chairs at once.