It appears that Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko showed the planned Russian invasion of Moldova during a security council meeting on Tuesday that was posted online.

Calling himself the “last dicator” in Europe and a known wartime ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Lukashenko displayed a battle command map that appeared to show a planned attack from Ukraine to Moldova.

Moldova is a former Soviet republic that borders Ukraine and Russia.

The map showed a planned attack from southern Ukraine into Moldova, a former Soviet republic that borders Ukraine and Romania. It divided Ukraine into four sections showing lines of attack that highlighted which were already executed by Russia.

However, it also showed for what appeared to be a planned attack on the Moldova breakaway state of Transnistria through Ukraine’s port of Odessa according to journalist Tadeusz Giczan.

There was also an inset map of the US and Canada that appeared on the huge chart of Eastern Europe. However, nothing in the North American section was highlighted.

The map shown somehow backs up reports that Belarus’ plans of deploying troops to Ukraine to bolster Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Things have become increasingly violent but Russia has failed to win decisive military victories.

Russia last week sent ground troops into Ukraine through Belarus, which borders the war-torn country to the north.

Earlier this year, it was suggested by Ukrainian military intelligence that Russia was planning false flag operations in Moldova as a pretext for military intervention in Transnistria, which is controlled by pro-Russian separatists, Al Jazeera reported.

It was in February when Putin and Lukashenko met, something far different from previous meetings. Both were seated close to each other at a small table and this sent off mixed signals.

It was a clear contrast to Putin’s previous meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, with whom the Russian president sat at a 6-meters-long table.

Alexander Lukashenko
Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko gestures as he delivers a speech during a rally held to support him in central Minsk, on August 16, 2020. Photo by SIARHEI LESKIEC/AFP via Getty Images

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