Lukashenka claims that Minsk is being dragged into a war in Ukraine and thereby ” Russia and they want to deal with Belarus at the same time”
The authoritarian leader of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, claimed that a missile was launched from Ukraine into Belarus without providing any evidence.
He said that the incident happened a few days ago and Ukraine from the territory of Belarus military said that there were attempts to attack their facilities. The state of Belarus news agency BELTA quoted Lukashenka on July 2:
“They provoke us. I have to report: three days ago, a little earlier, they Ukraine from the territory of Belarus military they tried to attack the objects. But “Pantsir” complexes Ukraine managed to catch all the rockets fired by the armed forces,” Lukashenka said.
According to “Kommersant”, he made these claims during his speech at the event on the Independence Day of Belarus.
Lukashenka claims that Minsk is being dragged into a war in Ukraine and thereby ” Russia and they want to deal with Belarus at the same time.”
According to him, Belarus does not intend to fight in Ukraine, but will fight only if there is an attack. Lukashenka noted that he ordered the military to “target” the decision-making centers of the “Minsk opponents”.
So far, Ukraine has not commented on Lukashenka’s claims.
Although Belarus is not a direct participant in the war in Ukraine, it provides material and technical support to the invading Russia. Also, a part of Russian troops entered Ukraine by crossing the border of Belarus.
Due to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, Western countries have imposed several serious financial sanctions against Belarus.
Sanctions were imposed on him and his entourage in connection with the suppression of mass protests against the official results of the vote. Lukashenka’s regime is accused of gross human rights violations and persecution of the opposition.
Russia attacked Ukraine on February 24. During this period, a number of cities and towns of the country were destroyed, thousands of people perished and millions of people fled the country.
The international world condemns this step of Russia and calls for the withdrawal of its troops from Ukraine.
Official Moscow calls the war against neighboring Ukraine “special military “operation” is called. In addition, those who use the word “war”, those who say “no to war”, as well as individuals and mass media who report news different from the official information of the Russian Ministry of Defense are punished.