Belarus complains about Ukrainian laying mines on border

12 November 2022, 04:33 PM
Military of Belarus (Photo:Ministry of Defense of Belarus/Telegram)

Military of Belarus (Photo:Ministry of Defense of Belarus/Telegram)

Belarusian border guards have said they are not happy with “Ukrainians mining the borderline territories,” the State Border Committee of Belarus said in a message on Nov. 12.

According to Belarusian officials, Ukrainian forces are not only laying mines on the border with Belarus – from where Russia launched an invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24 – but are also destroying roads and infrastructure facilities nearby.

“Besides ruining checkpoint access roads and infrastructure facilities, they laid mines in the adjacent territory,” the Belarusians said. The committee also published a video of Ukrainians "mining" fields.

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Meanwhile, Ukrainian presidential adviser Kyrylo Tymoshenko said Ukraine is building a wall on its border with Belarus. He said construction is taking place in Volyn, Rivne and Zhytomyr oblasts. About 3 kilometers of barbed-wire-topped wall has already been finished in Volyn, he said.

Ukraine’s General Staff previously warned of the growing threat of a new Russian offensive on Ukraine on the northern front – not in the direction of Kyiv, but instead more to the west, closer to the Polish-Ukrainian border. The aim of the invasion would be to cut the main routes used by Ukraine’s partners to supply weapons and military equipment to Ukraine.

At the beginning of November it was reported that Belarus needed at least two or three months to prepare its attacking forces for an invasion.

Meanwhile, Russia uses the territory of Belarus to train its troops and launch missile attacks.

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