Belarus: Government Jails Soldier’s Mothers While Praying for Peace

Several sources denounce the presence of Belarus’ soldiers fighting alongside Russian troops on Ukrainian soil. 

Newsroom (05/03/2022 10:14 AM, Gaudium Press) Although the government officially denies it, several sources claim Belarus’ army personnel are fighting alongside Russian troops in the invasion of Ukrainian soil. 

Last week, Belarus authorities granted Putin’s army permission to use its territory in all their operations against Ukraine.

Belarus or ‘White Russia,’ is located in northern Ukraine and is strategically crucial in conquering Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital.

The regime governing Belarus, led by the unpredictable, fierce and ‘eternal’ Lukashenko, is highly unpopular and has only been able to remain in power due to repressive measures. After the last election massive Police forces were used for crushing dissent and quashing demonstrators in the streets. 

Lukashenko is a loyal ally of Putin. In fact, during the 2020 protests, the Russian leader threatened to deploy troops to Belarus, as he did recently with Kazakhstan.

As Nexta TV informs, Lukashenko’s government has started to crackdown on the mothers of Belarus Army soldiers involved in the Ukrainian conflict. Yesterday, a group of them was arrested while praying in church, calling for peace.

The incident took place in Minsk, the capital, according to the most recent Nexta TV tweet:

Mothers of #Belarusian soldiers who came to pray for peace were detained in #Minsk There were law-enforcers in the temple. OMON was on duty near the building. The priest asked the law enforcers to let them go, but they refused.

 – NEXTA (@nexta_tv) March 3, 2022

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In Belarus, disagreeing with the government is more than dangerous: according to the US State Department, Lukashenko’s regime holds more than 1,000 political prisoners. Many political leaders have had to go into exile.

Compiled by Gustavo Kralj

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