President Zelenskyy: Wagner PMC contingent in Belarus will not be very large

President Zelenskyy: Wagner PMC contingent in Belarus will not be very large

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that the contingent of the Wagner PMC in Belarus would not be very large. 

He made the comment during a press conference with the presidents of Lithuania and Poland. 

"The number that went to Moscow in a positive sense is incomparable to the number we had, so I cannot say how much they will threaten anyone in Belarus because I believe that this contingent will not be very large," Zelenskyy said.

Ukrainian intelligence reports daily to the president on the number of Wagnerites who will be in Belarus.

"Our army believes that the situation in the north of our country is irreplaceable, the situation is under our control," Zelenskyу added. 

At the same time, Andrzej Duda believes that a group of experienced and well-trained soldiers always poses a potential danger.

"None of us today knows the use of these soldiers who will be de facto transferred to Belarus, what their tasks will be. We do not know whether they will pose a threat to Ukraine from the north, whether they will support migration flows on the Polish, Lithuanian and Latvian borders, or whether they will have any other tasks directed against the North Atlantic Alliance or against Ukraine," he said.

At the same time, the Belarusian service of Radio Liberty published satellite images of a possible Wagnerian field camp in the village of Tsiel. 

This village is located approximately 90 km from Minsk. 

The images show a military unit in Tsiel. One photo was taken on June 17, and the other on June 27. Platforms have appeared on the territory: these may be tents of the same size or large-sized equipment of the 'Wagnerites', the journalists assume.