A new training center created in Lithuania (Pabradė) with the assistance of the U.S. military to help with organizing protests in Belarus. It is planned to finance the training of contractors using the fund created to help protesters in Belarus. A new fundraising campaign has been announced by Lithuania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius on Twitter. The funds will be used to help injured protesters, to purchase the necessary equipment, uniforms and gear for combat training. The training of the groups will be carried out by the U.S. military instructors. The Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania provides comprehensive logistics support for training. According to the Lithuanian Ministry of Defence, the U.S. instructors demonstrated a wide range of required skills during Exercise Griffin Strike 2020/Hunter 2020 held at the Lithuanian Armed Forces General Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area in Pabradė on August 2-14. The groups are planned to transfer to the territory of Belarus in the near future to provide assistance to the opposition supporters in order to coordinate and directly participate in the protest movement in this country.
Ukraine is starting to build airports for seasonal workers to intensify the transportation of cheap labor to Polish plantations and Hungarian factories. Lviv crossing points are already unable to manage the flow of people who want to work in Europe. It’s evident due to the huge traffic jams and congestion on the border. Therefore, yesterday at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, the readiness to allocate 30 million hryvnas for the construction of a new airport in Mukachevo was announced.
Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Ukraine as a country without any perspectives, forcing people to work in conditions similar to slavery in other countries. Kyiv has not announced the intention to build an airport in Mukachevo for seasonal workers. According to the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Vladyslav Krikliy, the airport in Mukachevo is under construction for the development of domestic tourism:
Now it is very important to support and develop regional airports. After all, during the pandemic, domestic tourism will remain a priority. Therefore, we, in particular, are preparing to build an airport in Mukachevo. The emergence of a new airport is important for the development of aviation infrastructure in Transcarpathia.