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Thu Feb 17, 2022, 05:20 PM

Source for troop backup for Putin

After watching the United Nations security council meeting from Jan. 31st, I kept thinking about the Russian speaker asking how we know how many troops are massed at the border. He was very indignant. So, I got to thinking...Belarus has 46,000 - 48,000 military people in their army. Any part of that number would be a substantial backup for Putin's aims.

So, I wonder what the true number of waiting troops really is, and what Lukashenko and Putin are really discussing today.

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EndlessWire Feb 2022 OP
Duncanpup Feb 2022 #1
crickets Feb 2022 #2
bottrott Feb 2022 #3

Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Thu Feb 17, 2022, 05:25 PM

1. Dam you're right

I thought when they brought up blood supplies ok getting serious yet I kept on waiting for them to bring up reserves to pack in after ground attack I never thought of Belarus filling the gap.

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Thu Feb 17, 2022, 05:53 PM

2. Ouch. Definitely food for thought. nt

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Thu Feb 17, 2022, 06:17 PM

3. It's one thing for Russia to invade

but an entirely different thing for Belarus to assist militarily. Action against Ukraine would likely pull the lid of already simmering unrest within Belarus. Russian troops on Belarusian soil have given Lukashenko some breathing room and he wants that to continue, not see Russian troops leave only to have massive protests against his allowing Belarus to be used as a launchpad for aggression. Stranger things have happened, but Lukashenko is in no position to send a good chunk of his power in support of a domestically unpopular endeavor.

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