Belarus has conducted military exercises near the Ukrainian border, establishing a series of command-and-control centers, Ukraine’s General Staff said in a Facebook post on July 26.
Additionally, military UAVs, taking off from Belarusian airfields, have been conducting aerial reconnaissance over Ukraine’s Volyn Oblast.
The message also notes that the threat of air and missile strikes from Belarusian territory persists.
Belarus has not been an active participant in Russia’s war against Ukraine so far but has allowed the Russian military free access to its territory for military movements. Russia has used Belarusian territory to launch deadly missile strikes against targets, both military and civilian, across the country.
Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has likely been pressuring Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko into attacking Ukraine directly and entering the war fully on Russia’s side, experts say.
However, the Belarusian dictator has thus far resisted calls to deploy his army in Ukraine, likely due to fears of domestic unrest