Following the outbreak of fighting in June, sparked by insurgent forces in the town of Rypovno, Coalition Forces have deployed yet more troops to the Eastern regions of Belarus.
M.O.D officials have suggested that most of the fighters involved in the June fighting were in fact Russian separatists, and it is now believed that yet more have flooded over the border to join in the fight. Russian officials have denied any involvement from the government and have stated that they “Cannot stop Russian people who are living in another country from fighting if that is what they wish”. One particular town that has become a hotbed of violence is the border town of Longmoor, now regarded as one of the most violent in the region: it’s local populace now consists almost entirely of fighting aged males.
One of our International News Network reporters, John Cable, was able to get to the town of Longmoor and interview the Belarus Government Forces there. One BGF commander, only wishing to be identified as Captain D, had this to say; “The violence here is pretty bad now. We get mortared on a daily basis and we don’t have the manpower, equipment, or supplies to maintain a sustained presence within the town. When we do venture out into the town, we are greeted with hostility from the locals, who then try and shoot us in the back. The coalition need to send troops here urgently because my men do not want to fight for much longer. We need supplies, now. Where is their equipment? Where are their troops? Why are they not helping us?” It is not clear if, during this latest surge of troops, the coalition will be sending troops to assist those fighting in Longmoor, but one thing is clear, and that is that this conflict seems to only just be getting started.
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