Oleksandr Lukashenko, the self-proclaimed president of Belarus, has issued an order to bring the country’s army to full combat readiness. The mobilization follows the brief uprising of Yevgeny Pregozhin’s “Wagner” private military corporation (PMC) in Russia a few days ago, which Lukashenko apparently fears could happen in a march on Minsk. 

He made this announcement during a ceremony where he awarded epaulets to senior officers on Tuesday, June 27.

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Lukashenko had previously postponed his scheduled address for Monday evening.

“I have given all the necessary orders to ensure the army is fully prepared for combat,” stated the Belarusian dictator.

According to Lukashenko, the Belarusian opposition, taking advantage of the events in Russia, was already prepared to carry out an armed rebellion. 

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“Our fugitives, the opposition members, are in disarray. However, they have made a false start. They wish to demonstrate some form of progress to their handlers,” claimed Lukashenko.

“They even managed to release another statement outlining their plans. They have expressed their readiness to initiate an ‘armed rebellion.’ They will be held accountable,” he added. 

On June 24, it was reported that the leader of the Belarusian regime had allegedly convinced Prigozhin, the head of the “Wagner” PMC, to halt their “Moscow campaign.”

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Motomark
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I doubt if Lukashenko's army would fight for him.

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Denise Waterford
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Looks like 1917 is about to happen again...in Belarus.

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E A Morgan-Coakle
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It is possible to suppress and cower a nation but it is only possible for a limited time. Sooner or later people will brake the shackles of oppression in Russia and Belarus.
Mozhna prydushyty i zalyakaty natsiyu, ale tse mozhlyvo lyshe protyahom obmezhenoho chasu. Rano chy pizno lyudy rozirvutʹ kaydany hnitu v Rosiyi ta Bilorusiyi.

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Imokru2
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Lukashenko.
Pregozhin
Putin
I am taking bets now on which one of the three will be first to fall out of a window and join the Moscow Skydiving Club.

Perry
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@Imokru2, Only possibly Putin. Neither Lukashenko or Pregozhin is in Moscow.

That doesn't mean that they might not go skydiving. Just not in Moscow.

Also, there are many other popular ways that Russia has executed people other than the use of high windows.

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