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Minsk not to stand aside in case of war in Donbas or on border with Russia, - Lukashenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

He also noted that Belarus does not ring with weapons, but it is ready to respond
16:15, 29 November 2021

Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko
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President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that Minsk will not stand aside in the case of a war in Donbas or on the border with Russia as Interfax reported.

“They understand perfectly well: if they unleash a war again in Donbas or somewhere on the border with Russia, Belarus will not be left on the sidelines. And it is clear on whose side Belarus will be. They understand this, so they began to strengthen their northern, Belarusian-Ukrainian border. Although there are no facts for this, there is no reason today. There is absolute silence and even quieter than it was before," Lukashenko said.

Related: Ukraine is not determined to resolve conflict in Donbas by force, - MFA

Lukashenko set the task for the military "to remain ready at any time to respond to a threat to the country's security."

“You must understand perfectly well: we are military people. God forbid what happens, we take up arms. Do not forget about territorial defense - these are our good reserves," the Belarusian leader said.

Related: Kremlin considers situation in Donbas "very, very alarming"

He also noted that Belarus does not ring with weapons, but is ready to respond.

“I have no such information about Russia's planned attack on Ukraine. But if there were such plans, the Belarusian military, including me, would know about this, we would be informed," Lukashenko added.

Related: Official Kyiv names main reasons that restrain Russia from attacking Ukraine

As we reported, Politico published new satellite photos taken by Western experts on Monday confirm recent reports that Russia is again concentrating troops and military hardware on the border with Ukraine. The images were taken by Colorado-based US space technology company Maxar Technologies.

Later, US intelligence revealed Russia's plans for a possible military invasion of Ukraine, which may take place in early 2022. According to sources, it is a probable attack from the annexed Crimea, across the border from Russia and through Belarus.

Related: BlackSeaNews: Two large landing ships of Russian Baltic Fleet spotted in Mediterranean

Russian investigative group Conflict Intelligence Team reported that Russia continues to transport military equipment to the border with Ukraine.

 

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