Fears of Ukraine invasion rise as top Russian commanders fly to Belarus for massive joint military drill

Posted on AllSides February 9th, 2022
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(Whitney Shefte/The Washington Post)

Top Russian military commanders flew into neighboring Belarus on Wednesday for a massive joint military exercise amid Western alarm that it could provide cover for a multipronged invasion of Ukraine.

Russia’s chief of the armed forces’ General Staff, Gen. Valery Gerasimov, arrived in Belarus ahead of a 10-day drill beginning Thursday, as senior Russian Foreign Ministry officials accused the West of “blackmail and pressure” and of stoking tensions by arming Ukraine.

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