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American observer: Putin has not won anywhere for a long time and may introduce "green men" to Belarus

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American observer: Putin has not won anywhere for a long time and may introduce "green men" to Belarus

Against the background of the well-known events in Belarus, the US raised the question of what the options for the development of these events might be. On the one hand, the opposition forces actively supported by the West are fighting against the incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko, on the other hand, there are a number of countries, including Russia, China and Turkey, whose heads have recognized Lukashenko as the elected head of state.


Against this background, American observer Kiron Skinner from TNI asks the question of whether Belarus will become a “second Crimea”? Skinner tells readers that Alexander Lukashenko has been in power for 26 years and does not intend to part with his chair for the next at least 5 years.

With his phrases about Lukashenka, the American observer makes it clear his attitude towards the Belarusian president:

The opposition forces are clearly tired of Lukashenka's brutal and corrupt regime.

At the same time, The National Interest reminds of Lukashenka's notorious “multi-vector” nature. It is noted that before the elections, he first accused Russia of allegedly trying to interfere in the internal affairs of the republic, now switched to accusations against the West, calling Russia a strategic ally.

Against this background, the American author states that "the likelihood of a Russian invasion of Belarus remains very high, since Vladimir Putin does not want Belarus to leave the zone of Russian influence."

The author claims that Russia "can take advantage of the Belarusian protests and the imposed Western sanctions to declare the need to restore political stability."

From the article:

In the operation on the territory of Belarus, Putin can use the "green men".

The author further explains that the "green men" are the servicemen of the Russian army, "acting on the Crimean model."
From the material:

Putin desperately needs to win somewhere. He had not won anywhere for a long time.

Summing up his "opus", the American author writes that the West "must not allow a Russian invasion of Belarus."

Apparently, the American author does not consider the millions of dollars of actual financing of the Belarusian protest to be a Western invasion (interference) in Belarus to open pressure on Belarus from the Western authorities.
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    1. Lord_Bran
      Lord_Bran 24 August 2020 06: 58 New
      +5
      Yes, there is a different background: these masochists missed the strong hand that holds them by the testicles. Because this hand is a nurse! Take it away, and the entire NATO military clique will become impoverished and hungry. laughing
    2. Olgovich
      Olgovich 24 August 2020 07: 07 New
      10
      Quote: Hydrograph of the Golden Horn
      There, Father has an army, God forbid, it will do without help

      Let the Belarusians decide everything themselves.

      The task of Russia is to protect it from "helpers" from the West and to emphasize and convince of the need for an alliance with Russia
      1. vitvit123
        vitvit123 24 August 2020 08: 33 New
        -4
        The Belarusians themselves will never, never decide anything, like any other nation. It is always those who manage these situations that decide. In this case, the west, Luka, the Kremlin. The role of the Belarusian people is the same as any other organizing unrest, coup, revolution, etc.
        How long can you write this populism ...
    3. Civil
      Civil 24 August 2020 07: 16 New
      -25
      The Belarusians cannot be given an opportunity to falsify the results of the victory of Samosa-Lukashenko. laughing
      1. RUnnm
        RUnnm 24 August 2020 07: 20 New
        14
        Do you propose to falsify the results in favor of Tikhanovskaya?)))
        By the way, if Lukashenka was engaged in such massive falsifications, then where are the opposition's claims to recount the votes?
        1. Civil
          Civil 24 August 2020 07: 20 New
          -12
          Quote: RUnnm
          Do you propose to falsify the results in favor of Tikhanovskaya?)))

          And who is it?
          1. RUnnm
            RUnnm 24 August 2020 07: 24 New
            14
            Mugabe-Tikhanovskaya, have you heard? Well, or nee - Svetlana Adolfovna Polpotova.
            It's just that you throw around epithets so much that I wanted to respond in kind.
            1. Civil
              Civil 24 August 2020 07: 34 New
              -1
              Quote: RUnnm
              Mugabe-Tikhanovskaya, have you heard? Well, or nee - Svetlana Adolfovna Polpotova.
              It's just that you are so scattering epithets that I wanted to respond in kind.

              Yesterday on Channel 1 they said:
              1. Lukashenka is under pressure from the CIA and the State Department, and this whole bunch of 1945 Nazis who have not been killed since 150 are drug addicts and hipsters bought by the SBU.
              2. BelAZ got up because of 10-12 workers who were paid personally by Biden.
              3. What about such a crooked propaganda - people have ceased to understand where is sarcasm, and where is direct mockery of common sense.
              4. But the main thing - judging by the comments, they believe, and if they believe it means that they are.
        2. Sklendarka
          Sklendarka 24 August 2020 07: 28 New
          -9
          Read the press, watch TV ...
          1. RUnnm
            RUnnm 24 August 2020 07: 37 New
            17
            I read it, I look much less often ... and I don't see that the opposition would appeal against the results of the protocols at the polling stations in any significant amount.
            But it looks different - op, about 700 lawsuits for elections, i.e. - the pencil was not lying like that, the member of the commission looked askance at me and so on, but only this is not at all a recount of votes, which, according to the electoral code of the Republic of Belarus, could become the basis for canceling the elections. And on this basis, I come to the conclusion that the "opposition" is reliably aware of its loss, and therefore depicts dancing with tambourines in an attempt to catch a fish in troubled water.
          2. Xnumx vis
            Xnumx vis 24 August 2020 20: 13 New
            +1
            "The United States has promised Israel to maintain its military superiority in the region. This was stated by the head of the US State Department, Mike Pompeo.


            Speaking on Monday in Jerusalem at a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Pompeo assured the Israeli leader that despite the conclusion of deals with the UAE for the supply of modern weapons, the United States will continue to maintain Israel's military superiority in the Middle East.

            The United States has a legal obligation to maintain high-quality military superiority (Israel - approx.). We will continue to respect them (commitments - approx.)

            - he declared. "---- How do you like this? Or are they people with bright faces. Warriors of light! And they can do anything!
        3. SRC P-15
          SRC P-15 24 August 2020 07: 53 New
          -1
          Quote: RUnnm
          American observer: Putin has not won anywhere for a long time and may introduce "green men" to Belarus

          Come on? What if Lukashenka will introduce Belarus to Russia? To the "green men"? yes
          1. dSK
            dSK 24 August 2020 08: 44 New
            +2
            The Republic of Belarus is a presidential republic with a bicameral parliament.
            The parties are missing completely.
            There is no ruling party and no systemic opposition.
            LAS should have been better at learning from the "older brother", as he himself calls him, and "let off steam" in time, without waiting for the burst.
            I could not find when they have the next parliamentary elections.
  2. cost
    cost 24 August 2020 06: 35 New
    +6
    American observer: Putin has not won anywhere for a long time and may introduce "green men" to Belarus

    Crack it up. Maybe enter to you smile
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 24 August 2020 06: 45 New
      0
      American observer: Putin has not won anywhere for a long time and may introduce "green men" to Belarus
      Quote: Rich

      Crack it up. Maybe enter to you

      Yes yes , you quickly get used to the good, and expect even better from the future, overcoming new heights wink
      1. Lord_Bran
        Lord_Bran 24 August 2020 06: 59 New
        +2
        Missed you, little face laughing
  3. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 24 August 2020 06: 38 New
    -10
    On zeroing, I won.
    1. Observer2014
      Observer2014 24 August 2020 06: 51 New
      -22
      Quote: Pessimist22
      On zeroing, I won.

      : That's for sure. Zeroed to full. Powerful. Cool. Just now what to do with this zeroing? recourse Of course, it could have been something to come up with. But pluzhilovo is complete with a retirement age. Aikido confused with harakarakiri. I got carried away in the heat of watered struggle with these martial arts. laughing
      1. Kart
        Kart 24 August 2020 11: 34 New
        +5
        Quote: Observer2014
        Zeroed to full. Powerful. Cool. But now what to do with this zeroing?

        What do you personally do?
        Well, of course to run away from Mordor.
        The rest continue to build the country.
  4. cost
    cost 24 August 2020 06: 40 New
    12
    American observer: Putin has not won anywhere for a long time

    I remembered the monologue of the young Khazanov about how he defeated the world champions in boxing and chess. He won chess against the world boxing champion, and ... he knocked out the world chess champion laughing
    So Putin has a lot of options
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 24 August 2020 06: 49 New
      +1
      Quote: Rich
      I remembered the monologue of the young Khazanov about how he defeated the world champions in boxing and chess. He won chess against the world boxing champion, and ... he knocked out the world chess champion
      So Putin has a lot of options

      In layouts, when the "partners", with whom they sat down for a chess game, play "to Chapaeva"and moreover, they strive to do"Board move", such options from the monologue are not only acceptable, but the only reasonable.
    2. Zhan
      Zhan 24 August 2020 06: 57 New
      -1
      hi Yes, I am generally amazed by the real reality and those who release monkeys who have learned to print. Replicas at the parish level ... smile
  5. Ragnar Lodbrok
    Ragnar Lodbrok 24 August 2020 06: 41 New
    23
    The National Interest

    That still "yellow leaf".
    The American author does not consider the open pressure on Belarus from the Western authorities, millions of dollars of actual financing of the Belarusian protest to be Western invasion (interference) in Belarus.

    Of course not, they bring democracy to everyone, doves, mlyn, peace.
    1. Lord_Bran
      Lord_Bran 24 August 2020 07: 00 New
      11
      And pigeons, as you know, shit a lot. It's like that.
  6. Errr
    Errr 24 August 2020 06: 45 New
    10
    In the operation on the territory of Belarus, Putin can use the "green men".
    The author further explains that the "green men" are the servicemen of the Russian army, "acting on the Crimean model."
    American columnist Kieron Skinner from TNI, to put it mildly, is playing Vanka, obviously deliberately not mentioning that in the Crimea, in addition to "green men" [should read - "polite people" smile ] there was also an almost nationwide approval by the Crimeans of their (polite people) actions. Unfortunately, this is not the case in Belarus. And the scale of the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Crimea are incomparable in all positions - they have very different "weight categories".
  7. rocket757
    rocket757 24 August 2020 06: 46 New
    +4
    American observer: Putin has not won anywhere for a long time and may introduce "green men" to Belarus

    Come on, some minke whales, or what, to solve their problems by force somewhere where they want?
  8. Yuriy6116
    Yuriy6116 24 August 2020 06: 52 New
    +4
    "multi-vector" arg is that for all vectors. Enemies are everywhere. Puppeteers in the Kremlin, in Poland, the Czech Republic, Trump is the enemy, the people of the enemy, he sold himself to someone. He doesn't know where to go further, digs into his swamp.
  9. nikvic46
    nikvic46 24 August 2020 06: 54 New
    +6
    Previously, not entirely smart political scientists said that we were feeding Belarus. Now they started talking about what we will lose. And there is something to lose. Belarus has no less important strategic direction for us than Crimea. Someone here said that NATO would not attack Belarus. Creeping discontent is more dangerous than aggression.
    1. vitvit123
      vitvit123 24 August 2020 08: 38 New
      -1
      And the Russian Federation did not subsidize Lukanomics and, accordingly, Belarus?
    2. Quadro
      Quadro 24 August 2020 13: 51 New
      -1
      Quote: nikvic46
      Previously, not entirely smart political scientists said that we were feeding Belarus. Now they started talking about what we will lose. And there is something to lose. Belarus has no less important strategic direction for us than Crimea. Someone here said that NATO would not attack Belarus. Creeping discontent is more dangerous than aggression.

      And now the not quite smart ones are trying to convince us that they did not feed. Billions out of thin air at the dad appeared on the campaign.
      1. nikvic46
        nikvic46 24 August 2020 15: 57 New
        +1
        Today. And what do you think is better, to feed an ally, or to get a nasty state on its square. I'm not saying that Belarus is of strategic importance to us. And counting what corporations spend is not out of your pocket.
  10. Hagen
    Hagen 24 August 2020 06: 54 New
    +4
    The opposition forces are clearly tired of Lukashenka's brutal and corrupt regime.

    What kind of "opposition forces" are they? A group of disgruntled passers-by were provided with money with posters and training manuals and sent with sticks under the riot police? The opposition is a political force, party, movement that has some kind of political program and a vision of a reasonable political perspective for the people it leads. In Belarus, there is something like a well-financed coup d'etat, in which the main politicians and their goals have been overshadowed by active actions by groups of "hooligans" organized by external forces.
    In the operation on the territory of Belarus, Putin can use the "green men".

    Can. Or it can attract aliens (for a long time something has not been heard from them about Putin's connection with alien intelligence) wassat Everyone is trying to bring something creative to the whipping up of the US-Russian relationship. The closer to their elections, the more active the manure will fly from under the USA at all sides. I think, not only towards Russia ...
  11. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 24 August 2020 06: 55 New
    +1
    the Americans did not understand what was happening and will not understand. The Belarusians have enough army for everything ... Including it will cope with the "political" interference, if they try to "push" some next "Guaido" across the border ...
  12. Doccor18
    Doccor18 24 August 2020 07: 01 New
    +1
    American observer: Putin has not won anywhere for a long time and may introduce "green men" to Belarus

    And when did the "American little men" last win ....?
    But they are everywhere ...
    We will introduce the need. The Belarusians were and remain our brothers.
    1. Antonio_Mariarti
      Antonio_Mariarti 24 August 2020 15: 10 New
      0
      2014 when Ukraine and Russia quarreled.
  13. Herman 4223
    Herman 4223 24 August 2020 07: 02 New
    +2
    The author forgot that in Crimea ours acted with the permission of the local authorities.
    If Alexander Grigorievich does not invite anyone, then no one will appear, and he will not invite.
  14. Graz
    Graz 24 August 2020 07: 03 New
    +2
    about the corrupt Lukashenka regime it is clearly over the edge Yankes
    1. vitvit123
      vitvit123 24 August 2020 08: 40 New
      -2
      I agree, there cannot be much corruption there, because it's all one man's business, Luke. I am writing this without sarcasm, by the way.
      1. Quadro
        Quadro 24 August 2020 13: 56 New
        0
        Quote: vitvit123
        I agree, there cannot be much corruption there, because it's all one man's business, Luke. I am writing this without sarcasm, by the way.

        Well, how much is there to the business of American corporations and generals. Toilet rims are hundreds of times more expensive, apple loot is washed and wins courts from states, facebooks that sell personal data and regularly drain it, mayors of cities that have been sitting for generations as one family, the father was the mayor, now the son, and then the granddaughter. Not that bloody dad with gebney.
        1. vitvit123
          vitvit123 24 August 2020 14: 02 New
          0
          I completely agree about the Americans in power, but there are a lot of them, like we have (for example), this is more natural, but Luka alone, and even more than 20 years of our simpletons, has been playing with an alliance and living at the expense of this (I am personally upset) .. however, this does not detract from the meaning of the previous comment I wrote.
          About bloody and gebnyu .. why these loud statements. I never said a word about it, although there must be sins, well, there without them ...
  15. 501Legion
    501Legion 24 August 2020 07: 05 New
    +2
    the author of this clever article would say one thing to the mattress, "Drink the poison"
  16. Livonetc
    Livonetc 24 August 2020 07: 06 New
    +1
    Great and terrible is not up to that.
    He is preparing the election of the disheveled, stout leader of the striped nation.
  17. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 24 August 2020 07: 08 New
    +1
    American observer: Putin has not won anywhere for a long time and may introduce "green men" to Belarus
    Did you miss? We remind you, but where you don't expect!angry
  18. RUnnm
    RUnnm 24 August 2020 07: 12 New
    0
    Quote: Ragnar Lothbrok
    That still "yellow leaf".

    Believe it or not, many consider (and in my opinion, not unreasonably) TNI to be a publication affiliated with the Russian government, the purpose of which is to promote the American military-industrial complex for new and new spending. If you look at the history of the publication, you will see a lot of interesting things, and if you look at the articles, the conclusions will be very interesting))).
    If you watch TV, then, for example, you should remember such an expert as Ariel Cohen, whom Solovyov shows very often in his programs ... this is one of the first persons of TNI)))
    1. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 24 August 2020 08: 32 New
      +1
      And not Dmitry Simes? By the way, both Cohen and Simes are our former fellow citizens.
  19. boom Boom
    boom Boom 24 August 2020 07: 33 New
    -12
    In the sense that it was not who did not win, but Erdogan, stopped the offensive on Idlib, bit off part of Syria, knocked out the Wagnerites from Libya, too much Kremlin propaganda and nothing essentially in front of the gentlemen to the cons of goods
  20. Tagan
    Tagan 24 August 2020 07: 46 New
    +3
    Quote: Civil

    Yesterday on Channel 1 they said:

    Have you listened between the lines? Or maybe you are just a liar like Svarog?
    1. vitvit123
      vitvit123 24 August 2020 08: 43 New
      -1
      For the semantic load about Svarog, you + ..
  21. RUnnm
    RUnnm 24 August 2020 07: 56 New
    +2
    Quote: Civil
    1. Lukashenka is under pressure from the CIA and the State Department, and this whole bunch of 1945 Nazis who have not been killed since 150 are drug addicts and hipsters bought by the SBU.

    1. I will not check, I will take your word for it, although I know that in vain)))
    2. With this statement, you gave a vivid example of the standard technique of hyperbolization used in propaganda - you gathered together clichés, attributed them to impersonal characters, an impersonal program, with no timing. It's strange that they haven't written about the crucified boy yet.
    3. And discussing the essence of your "quote", do you seriously want to tell that the protests in Belarus are taking place without external funding, coordination, political cover, etc.? True ?;
  22. Vitaly Tsymbal
    Vitaly Tsymbal 24 August 2020 08: 00 New
    +3
    Putin desperately needs to win somewhere. He had not won anywhere for a long time.

    Americans, you are definitely sick all over your head in which there is nothing but Putin and little green men ??? Dear Americans from the United States, I can reassure you and bring you to your attention - Putin has recently won a popular vote on amendments to the Constitution and now his "aggressiveness is resting." Little green men are not expected in Belarus in the coming days ... you'd better be afraid that little green men would "help" your American police to defend American democracy from black rebels and marauders. And they will help at the request of US citizens. But let me remind you that little green men and help to the opposition were invented not by Putin, but by the US political elite ...
  23. Jack O'Neill
    Jack O'Neill 24 August 2020 08: 10 New
    -5
    And Putin is already a winner, at least here, in Russia. He does what he wants, no one will object to him.
  24. Clueless
    Clueless 24 August 2020 08: 11 New
    +1
    Putin is not, he does not need a second Ukraine at his side. When everything is on the brink, he'd better remove Lukashenka and put his own man in his place. Another thing, may not be in time, because the dad is already with his 15 year old son with machine guns, the cuckoo has obviously already gone.
  25. Cyril G ...
    Cyril G ... 24 August 2020 08: 46 New
    0
    Putin desperately needs to win somewhere. He had not won anywhere for a long time.

    How long has it been?
  26. vitvit123
    vitvit123 24 August 2020 08: 46 New
    -1
    If so often ours need to win victories, then so soon the USSR will return ...
    1. Boris55
      Boris55 24 August 2020 09: 07 New
      0
      Quote: vitvit123
      If so often ours need to win victories, then so soon the USSR will return ...

      The USSR is a union of the Soviet. We have already created a union, though not Soviet, but republics including. the process is underway.

  27. Boris55
    Boris55 24 August 2020 08: 54 New
    0
    Quote: The National Interest
    Putin desperately needs to win somewhere.

    Hasn't Putin already won a victory for Belarus?
    Several calls were enough for Putin to make the West retreat.

    There are six management priorities. War is the very last priority and only go down to it when the war on the highest priorities is lost. Putin won another victory on the higher priorities of managing humanity (what is it - there is infa on the internet).

    ps
    Before that, there was Donbass, where he also managed to stop a full-scale war "without leaving his office."
  28. north 2
    north 2 24 August 2020 09: 02 New
    +3
    strange and primitive these Americans. Does not understand that Putin and Russia are guided by the old Eastern wisdom, which says that you cannot enter the same river twice. Therefore
    all the victories of Russia in the international arena under Putin are permanent, exclusive and not formulaic.
    In the victory to save Ossetia and Abkhazia from the Georgian genocide, Russia acted and achieved victory
    one way. By saving Syria from American bombing and by the destruction of the ISIS created by the Americans in Syria, Putin achieved victory in a different way. When rescuing the inhabitants of Crimea, rescuing the Black Sea Fleet and returning Crimea to Russia, Putin achieved the third victory
    way. By the way, Crimea was the most desirable geopolitical and military foothold not
    only for the leader of the NATO-US Army, but also for one of the NATO-Army units of Turkey. And nothing
    Putin arranged everything without firing a single shot and Crimea is already in Russia.
    And the Americans do not admit that until now in Belarus there has been no pro-Lukoshensky and pro-Russian
    political party. Now Lukoshenko is obliged to create such a party, so that later it will dominate in
    The parliament made a decision on the full-fledged entry of Belarus into Russia. Not in some kind of union
    a state with Russia, but a part of Russia. There will also be a Republic of Belarus, just like which one would not be the Republic of Tatarstan or the Republic of Kalmykia within the Russian Federation. And so gradually
    a new formation of the Russian Empire will be created. Later, there will be no national republics in the Empire. Only provinces with provincial boundaries in terms of territorial, geographic,
    economic and defense benefits. But this is my personal opinion, and how Putin is going to achieve victory in Belarus, only he himself with Lavrov, Shoigu and Bortnikov knows. But victory will be for Russia
    achieved under the rule of Putin in Russia and under the rule of Lukoshenka in Belarus. A lot of time wasted, but
    and there is enough time left until the end of their presidency. Both must enter the history of Russia
    Great Univers
  29. Miron
    Miron 24 August 2020 10: 32 New
    -1
    Ikhtamnet from the USA cackled.
  30. Miron
    Miron 24 August 2020 10: 32 New
    0
    Ikhtamnet from the USA cackled.
  31. jncnfdybr
    jncnfdybr 24 August 2020 10: 48 New
    +1
    little green men come from drinking. And if they introduce Polite people.)
  32. Stirbjorn
    Stirbjorn 24 August 2020 11: 05 New
    0
    Putin desperately needs to win somewhere. He had not won anywhere for a long time.
    Let the First Channel watch - Putin has solid victories there. I won the oil war, the coronavirus won, I won in the amendments to the Constitution, I have been silent about Libya and Syria for a long time - continuous victories
  33. iouris
    iouris 24 August 2020 12: 21 New
    +1
    Apparently, the American-Saxons think geopolitically and act in a stereotyped way, but geographically do not think at all.
  34. Ersh
    Ersh 24 August 2020 14: 05 New
    0
    Author, read the beginning of your own note! Russia, China, Turkey Recognized Election Results?
    Well, what else do you need? Everyone else, including the US, can go through the forest.
    On today's news in the states, what are the siloviki doing? Take a look. And this is democracy !!!
    We do not interfere with the dad, we beat Poland and Lithuania in the muzzles, while verbally. And all will be well.
    And no "little green men"! Only if 2/3 of the fraternal people ask for it right on the squares. They are not asking yet, and they are doing the right thing!
  35. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 24 August 2020 14: 51 New
    0
    It's time to stir up the business of re-educating anti-social persons. Kolyma is idle.

    submit an advertisement:

    - The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia provides services for the enforcement of punishments for repeat offenders under articles related to violence against a person.

    Countries interested in the offer should contact the following address: Magadan, Lenin Street, 3

    and as people in other countries will start to scamper, it’s possible to broadcast in the place of House-2 on air around the clock. laughing
  36. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 24 August 2020 15: 12 New
    0
    Quote: iouris
    Apparently, the American-Saxons think geopolitically and act in a stereotyped way, but geographically do not think at all.

    Well, once they introduced the "Belarusian Sea" where they wanted to send the AUG laughing
  37. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 24 August 2020 15: 19 New
    0
    Here the Belarusians complain that Luka is terrorizing, and we say we support him laughing I suggested to them for a long time that Putin should file a collective complaint against Luka, let him figure it out, and they are apparently bespectacled, do not be afraid in electronic form you can send laughing
  38. Kefir
    Kefir 24 August 2020 15: 53 New
    +1
    Everything goes to the annexation of Belarus to Russia .. I hope the Old Man has understood this at last, even with a machine gun he runs and shouts about the threat of NATO from all sides. Think Old Man faster!
    1. Alex Justice
      Alex Justice 24 August 2020 19: 00 New
      +1
      Disagree. He believes that Belarus is his collective farm.