Russian military manoeuvres in Belarus may turn into a full-scale occupation of the country, warned Levon Borshchevsky, chairman of the opposition’s Belarusian Popular Front (BNF). The strong words of Belarusian president Alyaksandr Lukashenka during and after the visit by Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin were just theatre, Mr Borshchevsky said. BNF sees Lukashenka as the biggest threat to Belarusian independence, he said. Two Russian armies will enter Belarus as part of the Zapad-2009 military manoeuvres in September 2009. Both armies will take part in the manoeuvres in full.