Lukashenko: This week, Belarus shot down missiles that were sent to its territory by Ukraine


Ukraine is now facing attacks by the Russian army, which invaded the neighboring country on February 24. Belarus is not directly participating in the war, but it has provided Russian forces with its territory to attack Ukraine.

“They are provoking us. I have to inform you that about three days ago, maybe a little more, an attempt was made from the territory of Ukraine to attack military installations on the territory of Belarus,” the state agency BelTA quoted Lukashenko as saying. The leader also said that all missiles sent by the Ukrainian armed forces were intercepted by the anti-aircraft defense system.

At the same time, according to the BelTA agency, Lukashenko swore that not a single Belarusian soldier is fighting in Ukraine, and repeated the claim that Minsk has no intention of joining the fighting. However, he subsequently warned possible enemies against attacking Belarus.

“We will fight only in one case – if you enter our territory, if you kill our people, then we will respond,” said Lukashenko, whose regime is militarily and economically dependent on Russia, according to AFP. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced last week that Moscow would provide Minsk with Iskander-M missile systems capable of carrying nuclear warheads “in the coming months”.

In recent weeks, speculations have once again abounded that Belarus could be directly involved in the war in Ukraine. According to the APA agency, the mayor of Lviv in western Ukraine, Andriy Sadovy, said that Ukraine is preparing for “escalation”. Among other things, there are fears that the Belarusians might try to cut supply routes between western Ukraine and Poland.


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