Russia pledged to its neighboring country, Belarus, to support it when necessary, in light of the protests currently taking place in the latter.
This came in a Kremlin statement on Sunday, after a telephone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko.
It is reported that the conversation took place on Saturday.
And the Kremlin said in a statement that Russia confirmed its readiness to “provide the necessary assistance in solving any problems that arise”.
It is reported that Lukashenko yesterday already spoke of military aid from Russia for his country.
However, state media later declined to do so.
The Kremlin’s statement on the telephone conversation did not mention any military assistance in the current situation.
Belarusian analyst Artjom Shribman said Saturday night that he believes that it is not at all possible for any Russian military intervention to support Lukashenko, but indicated that it is possible that a president will be removed from the country.
It is noteworthy that Belarus has witnessed mass protests since the controversial presidential elections held a week ago.