Lukashenko says ‘keeping’ Wagner forces in central Belarus

Zelensky says Putin killed Wagner chief Prigozhin
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Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko on Sunday said he was “keeping” Russian Wagner mercenaries in central Belarus and that Minsk was “controlling” the situation with the notorious fighters on its territory.

“They are asking to go West, ask me for permission… to go on a trip to Warsaw, to Rzeszow,” Lukashenko said to Putin, who smiled. “But of course, I am keeping them in central Belarus, like we agreed.”

“We are controlling what is happening (with Wagner),” he said, adding: “They are in a bad mood.”


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