Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Thursday that, at the request of his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko, he had formed a unit of security forces to help this country if necessary, although he is convinced that it will not happen.
In an interview on the Rossiya 1 network, Putin said Lukashenko asked him to “form a reserve of security agents and I did, but we agreed that it would not be used until the situation got out of hand.” . “
The unit, he said, will not be used “unless extremist elements, hidden behind political slogans, cross certain boundaries,” such as “setting fire to houses, banks, taking over administrative buildings and others,” they said Russian authorities.
However, both agree that “this is not yet necessary”. “I hope there is none,” he confessed, and also denounced the foreign interference that is taking place in Belarus.