LAST UPDATE 20:30
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko claimed today that the country’s armed forces intercepted missiles fired from Ukraine aimed at hitting military installations on Belarusian soil three days ago.
The Ukrainian army has not yet commented on these statements.
“They are provoking us. I must tell you that three days ago, maybe a little more, there was an attempt to hit military installations on the territory of Belarus, from the territory of Ukraine,” Lukashenko said, according to the Belta agency.
“But, God willing, the Pantsir anti-aircraft systems managed to intercept all the missiles fired by the Ukrainian armed forces,” he continued
The Belarusian president added that his country does not want war with Ukraine but will fight if its territory is invaded.
Belarus is a close ally of Russia and allowed it to use its territory to invade Ukraine on February 24. However, Lukashenko assured that there are no Belarusian soldiers fighting in this “special military operation”, as Russia calls it.
With information from APE-MPE