An uprising may soon break out in Belarus against President Aleksander Lukashenko, and Poland should be ready to support those willing to carry out operations against the Belarusian dictator, said Polish General Waldemar Skrzypczak, wfho serves as a reserve general, has claimed.
“If the Ukrainian counteroffensive is successful, those armed Belarusians who are part of the Ukrainian army’s military potential will not lay down their weapons,” he told the “Gość Wydarzeń” program on Polsat News. “They will go to Belarus. I hope this will provoke an uprising in Belarus, which Lukashenko fears,” he added.
According to the Polish army’s former chief of staff, Poland must be prepared to assist any uprising against the Lukashenko regime. “We have reasons to help them, just as we help the Ukrainians,” he stated.
The general, who is not active but can be called up to serve due to his reservist status, predicted the Belarusian people will support the uprising and enthusiastically rise up against Lukashenko, as he no longer has the military potential to prevent such an uprising. “Russia will not help him much because it will have its own problems,” he added. According to the general, if the uprising happens, there will be an exodus of Belarusians towards Poland, and Poland should be prepared for that.
General Skrzypczak also commented on the recent events in the Belgorod region, where Russian mercenaries fighting on the side of Ukraine conducted a sabotage operation. According to Skrzypczak, these actions do not have strategic significance but serve a different purpose.
“These are actions by Russians who are opponents of Putin’s regime and Putin himself. Their task is to destabilize the Russian administration in this region,” he said. “This shows that not all Russians agree with Putin’s policies. It’s time for the Russian people, at least in part, to withdraw their obedience to Putin.
“I wouldn’t link it to the expected Ukrainian counteroffensive, but I see in these actions a signal that I hope will spread wider,” he concluded.
The general acknowledged that similar actions may soon occur in the territory of Belarus.