Ukraine Defense Ministry Claims Belarus Preparing to Join Russian Invasion

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. and the Defense Ministry has raised concerns that Belarus may join Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Ukraine has already reported observing troop and vehicle movement near their border with Belarus while Belarusian President Aleksander Lukashenko claimed that they will not join Russia. 

“Signs of the preparation of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus to direct invasion of the territory of Ukraine. The defense forces of our state are ready to leave. The direct involvement of Belarusian troops in the Russian armed aggression against Ukraine, contrary to the will of the military and the vast majority of the Belarusian people, will become a fatal mistake of Alexander Lukashenko,” said the Ukrainian Defense Ministry .

The ministry said that they are ready to fight back if Belarus does decide to join the Russian invasion from the north.

“The threat of an offensive from the Republic of Belarus in the Volyn direction is assessed as high. Ukraine’s defense forces are ready to fight back,” said  the Ukrainian General Staff.

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