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FACT CHECK: No, Belarus Did Not Expel Russian Citizens

video shared on Facebook Claims that Belarus expelled Russian citizens.

Verdict: False

There is no evidence for this claim.

Fact check:

Poland has reportedly sent thousands of troops to its border with Belarus Associated Press. Poland has increased its defense budget over the past year, according to the newspaper.

Social media users claim that Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has ordered the deportation of Russian citizens from the country. The caption of the Facebook video reads, “Shock!” Lukashenko ordered the expulsion of all Russian citizens from Belarus. The coup begins! ”

However, there is no evidence for this claim. If Belarus had deported Russian citizens the media would have reported it, no one has. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Confirmed A Russian citizen announced on his website that he had been deported. (Related: Does this video show Volodymyr Zelensky dancing with a rocket launcher?)

The Institute for War Studies (ISW), a bipartisan think tank that tracks the Russo-Ukrainian war, has not released a report that Belarus expelled Russian citizens. In a report dated August 14, the ISW said: report Wagner Group leader Evgeny Prigozhin met with Lukashenko.

The ISW report states:

A Wagner-affiliated Telegram channel claimed on August 14 that Wagner Group investor Evgeny Prigozhin met with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko last week on an unspecified date, a claim confirmed by the ISW. I haven’t been able to.[71] The channel noted that the agenda of the meeting was unclear. If true, the meeting between Prigozhin and Lukashenko would likely indicate that Prigozhin is still in Belarus. The Ukrainian Resistance Center reported that the Belarusian Armed Forces are increasing their electronic warfare (EW) capabilities on the Ukrainian-Belarusian border.[72] Citing Belarusian partisans, the Resistance Center reported that Russian experts had arrived in Belarus to train Belarusian forces to repel drone attacks.

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