Russian warplanes have fired on Belarus from Ukrainian airspace in an effort to drag the country into war, Ukraine has claimed.
The country’s air force claimed today that a Russian aircraft fired at a Belarusian settlement near the border.
It said that this was in an attempt to drag Belarus into Putin’s war.
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Ukraine’s Air Force Command said in an online statement: “This is a PROVOCATION! The goal is to involve the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus in the war with Ukraine!”
An adviser to Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky , said that Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko was in a meeting with Vladimir Putin in Moscow, at the time of the attack. Read Also: “Russia Will Not Forget Britain’s Desire To Co-operate With Ukraine…London Has Made A Final Choice Of Open Confrontation With Russia” – Putin Threatens Britain
They branded the attacks on Belarusian villages a false-flag operation.
In a televised interview, adviser Oleksiy Arestovych said: “I believe that (the Belarusian military command) will do everything they can to avoid this scenario.”
Putin recently said that there had been “certain positive shifts” in talks between his country and Ukraine recently, adding that they continued “practically on a daily basis”.
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Belarus has reportedly been intimately involved in the invasion of Ukraine, with the country north of Ukraine having served as a staging ground for Russian troops in the months preceeding the invasion.
It has also hosted diplomatic talks between the two.
This comes as the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues into its third week.
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Over the last few days, a children and maternity hospital in Mariupol was hit by a deadly Russian bombing strike.
Russia claimed the attacks were fake, but Zelensky accused Russia of carrying out genocide.
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