"Volunteers will go against Lukashenko, the people will support him: a Polish general called to prepare for an uprising in Belarus
The former commander of the Polish Army, General Waldemar Skrzypczak, expressed his opinion about the possibility of an armed uprising in Belarus. He urged Poles to prepare for such a development.
This opinion was voiced by Skrzypczak on air of the TV channel Polsat. He also noted that the Belarusian people will support the volunteers, currently fighting in Ukraine.
According to the Polish general, if the Ukrainian counteroffensive is successful, the Belarusian armed groups currently on the side of the Ukrainian forces could play an active role in an attempt to overthrow the regime of the self-proclaimed president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko.
"Get ready for an uprising in Belarus, because it's going to happen. The fact is that we must not oversleep this moment. We must be ready to support those troops who will carry out the operation against Lukashenko. We have reasons to help them, just as we help the Ukrainians," says Skrzypczak.
The Polish general believes that the Belarusian people will support the volunteers who are now fighting in Ukraine and "will go against Lukashenko with enthusiasm."
"He no longer has the military capacity to prevent such an uprising. Russia will not help him much, because it will have its own problems," he added, calling on the Polish authorities to prepare for a mass influx of Belarusians into Poland in case of an uprising.
As OBOZREVATEL reported, Polish general Waldemar Skrzypczak said that attempts by Russian troops to occupy Bakhmut and Soledar in the Donetsk region of Ukraine and a probable new Russian offensive are related operations. Kremlin dictator Vladimir Putin, in his opinion, would like to connect the occupied territories in the east with other Ukrainian lands along the Vorskla River and the left bank of the Dnieper River after their capture.