Primi soldati russi in Bielorussia, brutto segnale


I “piccoli uomini verdi” dell’esercito russo, equipaggiati con l’ultima versione dei Kalashnikov d’assalto, hanno fatto la loro comparsa a Vitebsk, (la città bielorutena che diede i natali al grande pittore Chagall) nel luglio scorso. Simili forze speciali russe con uniformi prive di mostrine sono state usate da Putin per condurre le operazioni che culminarono con l’annessione della Crimea ucraina nel marzo del 2014.

A man from the Belarusian city of Vitebsk, a city not far from the Russian border, has posted on Facebook pictures showing Russian soldiers in unmarked uniforms there something that will undoubtedly exacerbate existing fears that Moscow will use the upcoming Zapad-2017 military exercises to carry out regime change in Minsk.
The blogger, who uses Drug Syabar as his screen name, says that in the photographs, one can see that “Russian soldiers are already beginning to arrive for the so-called military exercises. The arriving troops are beginning to take locations throughout all cities. But there are also appearing people with automatic weapons in military uniforms bearing no distinguishing marks.”
The pictures are available at facebook.com/DrugSyabarPS/. It has been reported described in among other places at newvv.net, profi-forex.org, and dsnews.ua.
Given that such people became known as “the little green men” who led Russia’s invasion forces in Ukraine, such reports from Belarus now will only intensify existing fears about Russia’s intentions in Belarus even if it turns out as may be possible that those pictured are simply support elements for Russian forces rather than a genuine invasion force.

di Paul A. Goble

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