In this handout photo taken from video released by the Russian defence ministry on December 28, Russian troops take part in drills at an unspecified location in Belarus [File: Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP]  

Al Jazeera: Russia sends more troops to Belarus as fears of new attack grow  

Ukraine says Belarus could be used as a staging post by Moscow for an offensive from the north, opening up a new front. 

A train carrying Russian troops and equipment has arrived in Belarus amid concerns that Moscow could use its ally’s territory to attack Ukraine from the north. 

The Belarusian defence ministry confirmed the arrival of the contingent on Friday and said President Alexander Lukashenko had visited a military base where Russian troops are already stationed. 

During the meeting, Lukashenko and an unnamed representative from the Russian army discussed the two countries’ joint military drills, it said. 

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WNU Editor: Ukraine is beefing up its defenses on the Belarus border (see video below): 

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Russia Sends More Troops To Belarus  

Lukashenko visits Russian troops stationed in Belarus — Reuters 

Lukashenko visits Russian troops in Belarus: We are doing a common thing — Ukrayinska Pravda

Russia and Belarus beef up joint military grouping, plan drills — Euronews

Belarus to conduct air force drills with Russia — SKY News