Belarus to Deploy up to 200 Non-Combat Troops to Syria
Imagine being the guy who said Russia must regime-change Lukashenko
Editor’s notes: Previously Armenia had deployed non-combat troops to Syrian government territory. There is an Armenian ethnic minority in Syria dating back to the days of the Armenian genocide by the Ottomans.
Belarus plans to deploy up to 200 troops to Syria to serve alongside Russian forces in the country, according to a Russian government document released Monday.
A draft agreement between Russia and its ally Belarus endorsed by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin says that the Belarusian troops will work to provide “humanitarian assistance” to the population outside combat zones.
Russian PM Mishustin instructed the defence and foreign ministries to sign an agreement with Belarus "on cooperation in humanitarian aid to Syria". The document envisages that a Belarusian military contingent of up to 200 people will be sent to Syria, RIA Novosti reports. pic.twitter.com/QsR4C4cneX
— Tadeusz Giczan (@TadeuszGiczan) February 7, 2022
Russia has waged a military campaign in Syria since 2015, teaming up with Iran to help Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government reclaim control over most of the country after a devastating civil war.
The planned deployment of Belarusian troops’ to Syria reflects increasingly close defense ties between the two ex-Soviet neighbours and allies.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin instructed the ministries of defense and foreign affairs to negotiate and sign an agreement with Belarus on cooperation in providing humanitarian assistance to Syria. pic.twitter.com/90oeBAaUr9
— Spriter (@spriter99880) February 7, 2022
Source: Middle East Online
Smart move – get your military trained in real combat situations. And have your partners be Russian speaking trainers. The West didn’t count on the ” Last East European Dictator” to be so courageous and unable to be Bought off , like the reat of them.
Some US State Governments, could learn a lesson or two from Belarus and their Leader – Лукашенко.