NATO Has a Problem: Belarus Is Being Reabsorbed Into Russia

NATO Has a Problem:  Belarus Is Being Reabsorbed Into Russia
(Vadim Savitskiy/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

On October 7, Polish border troops reported being fired upon by their counterparts from Belarus. Though no one was hurt and the Belarusian soldiers were most likely firing blank ammunition, the incident is illustrative of the tension that has been building in that area since Moscow effectively assumed control over the government in Minsk to prop up Belarus’ authoritarian president, Aleksandr Lukashenko.

Anna Michalska, a spokesperson for the Polish Border Guards, said that there had also been an uptick in the number of objects thrown at Polish troops from the Belarusian side.

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