Ukraine War: Could Putin plot to draw Belarus into the conflict?

President Putin met with Belarusian President Lukashenko on 23 July to discuss a raft of strategic issues but with a focus on Putin’s proposed “Union State” – where Belarus becomes a “partner state” or satellite of Russia. However, the visit was extended by a further two days at Putin’s request.

Military analyst Sean Bell has stressed that Putin will be considering some form of “false flag” operation to coerce Belarus into the war.

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