Missile attacks not occurring from Belarus, only Shahed launches – State Border Guard Service

30 April, 12:44 PM
Missile attacks against Ukraine from the territory of Belarus are not recorded (Photo:Прес-служба МВС)

Missile attacks against Ukraine from the territory of Belarus are not recorded (Photo:Прес-служба МВС)

Ukraine is not detecting any missile attacks coming from the territory of Belarus, Andriy Demchenko, spokesperson for the State Border Guard Service, said during an interview with the Espresso TV channel on April 30.

“Today, Shahed (flying bomb drone) launches from Belarus may be periodically detected. However, there are (currently) no missile attacks on Ukraine from the territory of Belarus,” Demchenko said.

Belarusian dictator and Russia ally Alexander Lukashenko, who had previously regularly spread rumors about supposed “threats” from Ukraine, Poland, and the West, changed his tune on April 28, and stated that “no one is going to attack Belarus.”

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Lukashenko, while still supporting Russia’s war of aggression on Ukraine, and allowing the territory he controls to be used by Russia to attack Ukraine, has since stated that he “does not want to go to war” and “send Belarusians to the front.”

At the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war and invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, Lukashenko allowed two Russian attack groups to enter Ukraine, one on either side of the Dnipro River, as Russia attempted to seize the Ukrainian capital Kyiv in a pincer maneuver.

However, the Russian forces met stiff resistance from Ukrainian defenders, and were plagued by logistics foul-ups that saw their invasion forces grind to a halt, and then their armor picked off by roving Ukrainian units armed with anti-tank weapons.

After a month of failing to advance on the Ukrainian capital, by the end of March 2022 Russian forces were defeated, and they had retreated from Kyiv, Chernihiv, and Sumy oblasts by the beginning of April 2022.

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