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Lukashenko says Belarus has deployed military on its western borders

The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko speaks during a visit to No 3214 Unit of the Internal Troops of the Belarusian Ministry of Internal Affairs two weeks before the 2020 Belarusian presidential election.
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Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko on Tuesday said Minsk had deployed armed units on its western borders in response to statements by foreign governments about the situation inside the country.

In a televised meeting, Lukashenko said the units were on full alert and ready to fulfill their obligations.