Risks of re-invasion from Belarus minimal, says Zelensky

6 June, 06:57 PM
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (Photo:Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (Photo:Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS)

The risks of a re-invasion of Ukraine by Russia from Belarus are minimal, but Ukraine is preparing for all possible scenarios, the RBC-Ukraine news agency quoted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as saying on June 6.

"We're preparing for all risks of invasion," Zelensky told journalists.

"But so far our analysts, experts, do not see real risks of re-invasion from Belarus."

On June 6, Ukraine's General Staff reported that the Russian military was deploying Iskander ballistic missiles, S-400 surface-to-air missile systems, and fighter aircraft in Belarus, close to the border with Ukraine.

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Earlier the Belarusian opposition leader, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, said that the order to invade Ukraine had been given to Belarusian forces, but it was not passed on to its soldiers.

The highest-ranking officers in the Belarusian army understood that their soldiers were demoralized and did not want to join Russian forces, so the regime's order "was not sent forward," she said.

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