After crossing the border: NATO country forms special unit against Wagner group

In light of reports of a suspected border crossing into Poland’s airspace, the head of Latvia’s Border Guard has announced that the country has now begun training a special unit. The aim is to respond to the arrival of Wagner troops in Belarus.

According to an AP report, Guntis Pujāts told Latvian media that security concerns in the immediate vicinity of the Belarusian border had increased significantly. This, he said, was due to Minsk’s use of migrants as an instrument of “hybrid warfare,” as the German news platform reported. However, the arrival of the Wagner Group had further increased these risks.

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Once again, Russian troops shelled Kherson, a city in southern Ukraine. First, the Orthodox Cathedral of St. Catherine in the city center was hit, as well as a passing bus. As a result, three passengers were injured. While rescue workers were extinguishing the resulting fire in the church, the place of worship was attacked again. Four employees of the State Emergency Service suffered injuries. St. Catherine’s Cathedral is one of the oldest Orthodox churches in Kherson and houses the tomb of Prince Grigory Potyomkin, a confidant of Tsarina Catherine II and one of the founding fathers of Kherson. In October 2022, during the retreat from Kherson, the Russian military ransacked the church and stole Potemkin’s mortal remains, which were kept in a crypt inside the cathedral.

Image: Strong Europe Tank Challenge 2018 (28898155368), 7th Army Training Command from Grafenwoehr, Germany, CC BY 2.0, via. Wikimedia Commons, (no changes made)

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