Belarusian soldiers to participate in military drills at Tajik-Afghan border
Belarusian troops left for Tajikistan to take part in the CSTO military exercise which is to be held on October 18-23 not far from the Afghan border, the Defence Ministry announced on Friday.
Is drug trafficking from Afghanistan to EU through Belarus possible? It is what Lukashenka used to threaten West with
Afghanistan is a country that has been and is a traditional centre of opium production and opium poppy cultivation. Drug trafficking is traditionally controlled by the Taliban. An expert in the Central Asian region on condition of anonymity told Belsat whether drug trafficking through Belarus, as Lukashenka had repeatedly threatened Western countries, is possible.
Merkel set to discuss situation in Belarus with Putin during her visit to Moscow
The developments in Afghanistan, Belarus, and Ukraine are to be discussed during Chancellor Angela Merkel’s upcoming visit to Moscow, Germany’s Government Spokesperson Steffen Seibert said on Wednesday.
CSTO preparing for drills at Tajik-Afghan border. It’s unclear whether Belarus troops will be sent there
At the moment, there is no need to employ the CSTO mechanisms to defend the Tajik-Afghan border from Taliban forces, CSTO Secretary General Stanislau Zas said when reached by state-run news agency BelTA.
Polish border guards detain two groups of illegal migrants from Afghanistan
A total of 22 people were detained, including minors
China and post-Soviet states: Growing influence / ENG video
Slowly but surely, China is building economic, political, and even military ties with the countries that Russia calls its “near abroad”, but Beijing will not be asking for the Kremlin’s permission to expand.