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Meanwhile, a Chatham whatsapp phone number list House survey of the Belarusian population found that 11%-12% of respondents supported the country's involvement in the war and only 5% supported sending Belarusian troops to whatsapp phone number list Ukraine. And that in a context of fragile support: that same survey suggests that 27% of those surveyed support the current regime. Thus, the vast majority of Belarusians find the idea of involving Belarus in the war absolutely unacceptable; the country's participation, therefore, would not only divide the electorate that supports the dictatorship, but could ultimately cause whatsapp phone number list a division in the regime itself.
Lukashenko is well whatsapp phone number list aware of this risk. It is impossible for him to appear as an aggressor or participate in an armed conflict. It seems that the president hoped that the Russian escalation would be limited to whatsapp phone number list blackmailing Ukraine and not turn into an armed conflict. And that if the situation turned into a war, it would be considered merely a "special operation" (as the Russians call it) and the Ukraine would fall quickly and without much bloodshed. Lukashenko would have been quite satisfied whatsapp phone number list with a permanent balance on the brink of war.