No current threat of Belarusian troops invading – President’s Office

4 March 2022, 07:51 PM

There is currently no threat of Belarusian forces joining the Russian invasion of Ukraine as things stand, insisted an advisor to the chief-of-staff of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Mykhailo Podolyak, during a briefing on Mar. 4. 

Podolyak noted that Belarus provided its territory for the actions of the Russian army, "but nothing beyond that”.

“I would not exaggerate the risks from the Belarusian side,” he explained.

“Currently, there is no mobilization in an amount sufficient for Belarus to take part in hostilities. At least for today, [Belarus] will not take part and we have no information that it is ready to take part in hostilities on the side of the Russian Federation.”

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Earlier, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that the Russian invaders might be preparing an armed provocation in order to draw Belarusian troops into the war against Ukraine.

The Russian military has launched a full-scale attack on Ukraine, including from the Belarusian territory. On February 24, enemy troops entered the Chornobyl nuclear power plant zone from the territory of Belarus, and proceeded to capture the plant. Besides, the Ukrainian army command stated that shells are being fired from the territory of Belarus in the direction of Ukraine, aircraft are flying and equipment is moving.

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