NATO country should back ‘uprising’ in Belarus – retired general

A prominent former Polish general urged Warsaw to help the coming attack on the Russian ally, earning condemnations from Moscow

NATO country should back ‘uprising’ in Belarus – retired general

NATO country should back ‘uprising’ in Belarus – retired general

Former Polish army commander’s claims were condemned by the Kremlin

Poland ought to prepare for the inevitable “uprising” in Minsk and aid the pro-Ukrainian “army” targeting Russia’s ally for regime change, retired general Waldemar Skrzypczak has told Polsat TV. Warsaw’s hostile behavior will not go unanswered, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.

newscast, Skrzypczak said he hoped the coming Ukrainian offensive and the “signal” sent by the raid on Russia’s Belgorod Region will “trigger an uprising” in Belarus and maybe even in Russia itself.

“Let’s prepare for an uprising in Belarus, because it will happen. The point is that we should not sleep through this moment,” Skrzypczak told Polsat. “We must be ready to support the troops that will carry out the operation against Lukashenko. We have reasons to help them, just as we help Ukraine. The Belarusians will support them against [President Alexander] Lukashenko with enthusiasm.”

“it will have its own problems.” In addition to providing help to the Belarus insurgency, he added, Poland needs to prepare for an “exodus” of refugees from the country.

Skrzypczak was Poland’s deputy defense minister for armaments and before that, commander of the country’s land forces. Now retired, he has been a frequent guest of Polish media, commenting on the Ukraine conflict over the past year.

“Russophobic tantrums” and vowed that Moscow will come to the defense of Minsk.

“Poland is a state hostile to us, not just unfriendly,” Peskov told reporters. “We see that this state, hostile to us, actually openly talks about its intention to interfere directly, including by force, in the internal affairs of a neighbor – our partner, ally and brotherly state.”

Russia, he added, has an obligation to ensure the security of Belarus, “which we will do in the face of such obvious threats.”

“color revolution.” Opposition politician Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has since declared a “government in exile” in nearby Lithuania, seeking US and NATO support.