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Wagner mercenaries in Belarus move closer to the Polish border, Poland’s prime minister says


WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish prime minister says that over 100 mercenaries belonging to the Russian-linked Wagner group in Belarus have moved close to the border with Poland. Mateusz Morawiecki said at a news conference Saturday that the mercenaries had moved close to the Suwalki Gap, a strategic stretch of Polish territory situated between Belarus and Kaliningrad, a Russian territory separated from the mainland. Poland is a member of both the European Union and NATO: it is worried about its strategic position, given that it has Belarus, a Russian ally, and Ukraine on its eastern border. Those fears have grown since Wagner group mercenaries arrived in Belarus following the group’s short-lived rebellion last month.

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