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NATO says it sees no threat from Wagner troops in Belarus

Aug 9, 2023

NATO monitors all military activities in Belarus. However, the Alliance currently sees no direct or indirect threat from the Russian Wagner PMC.

This was stated by NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu in an interview with the Polish outlet PAP.

"We see no direct or indirect military threat from Wagner mercenaries to our allies, but we remain extra vigilant," she said.

According to her, NATO has now significantly increased its defense presence in the eastern part of the Alliance. This is in response to Russia's aggression, and "continues to do everything in order to deter all possible threats and to protect every inch of allied territory."

"As NATO leaders stated at the Vilnius Summit in July, we call on all nations to provide no assistance to Russia's illegal war against Ukraine and condemn all those who actively contribute to Russia's war," Longescu said.

As a reminder, after the unsuccessful coup by the founder of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, in Russia, some of his militants arrived in Belarus. They are located in a tent city. There are currently more than 3,500 Wagnerites there.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 09/08/2023

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