They are trying to draw Belarus into the conflict in Ukraine, but Minsk does not need this, the Belarusian president said 756567802531431.jpg” alt=”Lukashenko spoke about an attempt to strike from the territory of Ukraine against Belarus” />
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko announced provocations from Ukraine and attempts to strike at military facilities in Belarus.
“We are being provoked. I must report to you: three days ago, maybe a little more, from the territory of Ukraine they tried to strike at military facilities on the territory of Belarus. But, thank God, the Pantsir air defense systems managed to intercept all the missiles that were launched by the armed forces of Ukraine”, — Lukashenka said (quote from the BelTA news agency).
Minsk does not seek to fight in Ukraine, but they are trying to drag it into the conflict in order to “sort it out in one fell swoop” both with Russia and Belarus, he believes.
“I repeat to you once again what I said a year or more ago: we do not seek to fight in Ukraine. We absolutely do not need this war, — said the Belarusian leader.
In his opinion, Nazism in Ukraine “outgrows” into fascism and because of the European support for Kyiv will come to the West. “But then, when this fascism comes to them, even from Ukraine, from other points, they will have to fight it cruelly, perhaps even harder than Russia is fighting it in Ukraine today, to fight at home, on their own land,” & mdash ; Lukashenka said.
He also announced the US attempts with the help of Lithuania and Poland to aggravate the situation and start a new war in Belarus. “I want to warn” hawks ” and to tell you frankly: a little less than a month ago, I ordered the units of the Armed Forces to target, as you can now say, decision-making centers in your capitals, — said Lukashenka.
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Speculation about a possible offensive from Belarus is created for the sake of panic in Ukraine, but Kyiv is ready for any scenarios , Mikhail Podolyak, adviser to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine, said earlier on Saturday. “If Lukashenka needs to prove that the Belarusian army does not exist, then they can do it,” — he said.
Russia has been conducting a special military operation in Ukraine since February 24. The Russian authorities called it “demilitarization” as its goals. and “denazification” neighboring country, protecting the population of Donbass from “genocide” Kyiv authorities and the prevention of the threat from NATO. Ukraine declared martial law, declared mobilization and severed diplomatic relations with Russia.
At the end of March, the Ministry of Defense called the “complete liberation of Donbass” the main task of the Russian troops.
Lukashenko has repeatedly said that Belarus does not plan to participate in the special operation. At the same time, in May, Belarus began checking troops “in case of war”, and in June the country's Ministry of Defense announced “mobilization exercises” near the borders with Ukraine.
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politician, President of Belarus
August 30, 1954
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