Lukashenko: We want Wagner to share war experience with Belarus

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said that his country wanted to learn from the war experience of Russia's Wagner mercenary group, the state-run Belta news agency reported on Tuesday.

Under a deal brokered by Lukashenko late on Saturday that ended a mutiny by the Wagner fighters, they were allowed either to join Russia's regular armed forces or move with their leader Yevgeny Prigozhin into exile in Belarus.

"If their commanders come to us and help us... tell us what's important right now... That's priceless. That's what we need to take from Wagner," Lukashenko said, adding there was no need for Belarus to fear the presence of the mercenaries. "We will keep a close eye on them."