Belarus’ Lukashenko to inspect forces near Lithuanian border

By Thomson Reuters Mar 26, 2024 | 3:11 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is to inspect a tank battalion deployed close to the town of Ashmyany, near Belarus’ border with Lithuania, a Telegram channel close to his administration said on Tuesday.

Lithuania, a European Union and NATO member that has offered support to Belarus’ opposition, has seen its relations with Minsk deteriorate sharply in recent years.

(Writing by Felix Light; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)