Surprising claim: Lukashenko considered escaping to Poland

Written by Henrik Rothen

Nov.20 - 2023 3:25 PM CET

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Lukashenko considered escaping to Poland.

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Journalist Zbigniew Parafianowicz, in his book 'Polska na wojnie,' reveals a surprising claim about Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko.

According to Parafianowicz, at the onset of Russia's intensive military campaign in Ukraine, Lukashenko considered escaping to Poland.

This revelation was highlighted by journalist Filip Dąb-Mirowski on Twitter on November 13.

Parafianowicz's book details that the Polish government, anticipating Lukashenko's potential involvement in the conflict, prepared a strategy.

This plan included the formation of anti-regime sabotage units, intended to infiltrate Belarus and create disruption.

Lukashenko, reportedly fearful for his safety, explored options to flee to Poland. He sought to ascertain through various channels whether Warsaw would permit his passage across the border and facilitate his departure from a nearby airport.

Parafianowicz notes that Lukashenko was aware of the risk that Russian authorities might restrict his use of Belarusian airspace in a crisis.

In a related development, Lukashenko announced in August his intention to mend ties with Poland. This came after a period of heightened tensions, as stated by his press service on August 11.

In response, Polish President Andrzej Duda outlined conditions for improved relations, insisting that Belarus cease its hybrid attacks using migrants at the Polish border.

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