Yuri Felshtinsky

Will Putin use Belarus to attack Ukraine?

It's a move he could come to regret

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For the past month, Russian soldiers have been gathering in Belarus. Thousands of conscripts are assembling. Meanwhile, in Ukraine, Russia’s war effort goes from bad to worse: Kyiv’s forces are continuing to advance in Kherson. Does Putin think the build-up of forces in Belarus can help him turn the tide in his war?

So far, Belarus’s involvement has been largely passive. The

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