Lukashenko is Trying to Create a Private Army to Send to Ukraine

The Belarusian security company GuardService(Gardservis), the only one allowed to own firearms by order of Alexander Lukashenko, has increased its staff several times and is preparing to participate in military operations. This was reported to Deutsche Welle by the representative of the United Transitional Cabinet of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Valery Sakhashchyk, who is responsible for defense and security.

According to his information, GuardService is being created on the model of PMC Wagner of Yevgeny Prigozhin, and its fighters have been trained for several months now.

Valery Sakhashchyk believes that GuardService employees are trained to participate in military operations, with training taking place at several Belarusian training grounds.

"I know that officers from the 5th Special Forces Brigade (based in Marjina Horka, Minsk region) are training GuardService employees at their training ground. In addition, the company has occupied the base of the former special training center of Dynamo; in there are also active operations," says the representative of the Belarusian opposition.

According to him, the number of employees has increased significantly recently. Sakhashchyk estimates that the staff may already be more than a thousand people.

"Training and recruitment has been going on for months. The personnel has been augmented with officers, sergeants and soldiers who have served in the special operations forces and special forces of the law enforcement agencies of Belarus," he said.

According to him, GuardService forces could be used in sabotage and reconnaissance groups, and then for mercenary attacks on the model imposed by the Russian private military company (PMC) Wagner.

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