intelligence believes that sudden exercises in Belarus do not threaten its
neighbors. At the same time, Russia can use them to keep the Ukrainian military
on the northern flank. This is stated in the
daily review of the British Ministry of Defense.
particular, it is reported that the Belarusian ground forces are moving from
garrisons to training fields.
Besides, it is noted that it meets seasonal norms, as Belarus is entering the culmination of its cycle of winter exercises in May.
"Russia will probably try to inflame the threat posed to Ukraine by these exercises in order to keep Ukrainian forces in the North from allowing them to take part in the battle for Donbas," the review said.