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Putin moves towards Russia and Belarus unifies after NATO's expansion

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Russian President Vladimir Putinclaimed on Friday that the Western Alliance, triggered by Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, was "promoting" the unity of Russia and Belarus.

Belarus President Alexander Lukaschenko has been able to keep Minsk's direct involvement away from the war in Ukraine, but it has long been posted on the Kremlin's website. It suggests that this may not be the case. 

"Unprecedented political and sanctions pressures from the so-called" collective west "are pushing us to speed up the unification process," the Kremlin chief said in Russia. Said according to Media Outlet RIA. "After all, it is easy to minimize the damage caused by illegal sanctions, to master the production of required products, to develop new capabilities and to expand cooperation with friendly countries.

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on the country's transport industry via a video link in Sochi, Russia May 24, 2022. 

Russian President Vladimirputin on national transport Industry via videolink in Sochi, Russia, May 24, 2022, chairing the conference.  (Sputnik / Mikhail Metzel / Kremlin via REUTERS)

In Ukraine, after Russia launched a missile from its northern neighbor Putin accused Belarus of bringing it into war

Putin did not elaborate on what the extended alliance with Belarus would look like, but Ukrainian officials disputed. Warning that Russia is trying to bring Belarus into the war as it prolongs. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin's comments were released a few days after NATO, which Putin cites as the greatest threat, simply by expanding the membership by adding Sweden and Finland. Instead, it announced that it is expanding its military presence overall. Europe.  

Lukaschenko faces criticism at home and abroad for his unwavering loyalty to Putin, and Russia has thousands of troops stationed along the shared border with Ukraine prior to the war. Allowed that. 

Belarusian troops are not yet active in the war in Ukraine, but missiles launched into Kyiv by Russian troops from within the Belarusian border last week could involve Minsk more directly. I am concerned about having sex. 

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenkyywarned Minsk of participation in the war and promised that even acting as a passive participant would have an impact.

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with his Belarus' counterpart Alexander Lukashenko at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 11. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin corresponds to Belarus's Alexander Lukaschenko was held in the Kremlin, Moscow on March 11th. (Photo by MIKHAILKLIMENTYEV / SPUTNIK / AFP via Getty Images)

NATO invites Sweden, Finland Becomes a member in the wake of Russia's Ukraine War

"First, all pilots, dispatchers, mechanics, and others who ensure missile launches in Ukraine understand Please: We will find all of you. " Zelensky said during his Sunday night speech .

"Each of you is responsible for these strikes," he added. "And if someone thinks it's an order and avoids liability, you're wrong."

Putin on the weekend, Moscow in Minsk Nuclear-capable Iskander-M missile Announced that the country's Sukhoi Su-25 fighter will be upgraded to be able to carry nuclear weapons.

Tanks move during the Union Courage-2022 Russia-Belarus military drills at the Obuz-Lesnovsky training ground in Belarus, Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. Russia has deployed troops to its ally Belarus for sweeping joint military drills that run through Sunday, fueling Western concerns that Moscow could use the exercise to attack Ukraine from the north. 

Tanks move during the courage of the coalition -2022 Russia-Belarus Saturday, February 19, 2022, military exercises at the Obuz-Lesnovsky training ground in Belarus. Russia has deployed troops to its ally Belarus to wipe out joint military exercises that will take place until Sunday, fueling Western concerns that Moscow could use the exercises to attack Ukraine. From the north.  (AP Photo / Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr)

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"We are very worried about US and NATO plane training flights practicing carrying nuclear warheads and weapons," Lucashenko met with a Russian correspondent. He said, Defense News reported. "Therefore, please do not overdo it and consider an equivalent response to these actions."

Ukrainian authorities also instigated Minsk as Russia carried out a false flag operation in Belarus. He warned that he could blame Kieu for trying to drag him into a deadly conflict. 

Caitlin McFall is a FoxNews Digital reporter. She can contact her on Twitter at or @ctlnmcfall.