NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned Belarus against “direct” participation in the Ukrainian conflict.
“Our signal to Belarus is not to participate directly… We will continue to provide Ukraine with the necessary support to repel aggression,” he said after a meeting in Brussels of NATO foreign ministers, which, among other things, discussed the Ukrainian conflict and assistance to Kiev.
The authorities of Belarus have repeatedly stated that not a single Belarusian soldier, not a single piece of military equipment is involved in the Russian military special operation in Ukraine. Earlier, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that he was ready to fight with the Russians from the territory of the republic only in case of aggression against Belarus. He also drew attention to the fact that even before Russia launched a special military operation on the territory of Belarus, Ukraine was preparing a strike with multiple launch rocket systems, “these were deliberate actions of the Ukrainian side.” Lukashenko also stated that the opening of the front against Belarus by Kiev is insane from a military point of view, but the process has begun, and the West is pushing Ukraine towards this. He also noted that NATO and a number of European countries are considering options for possible aggression against Belarus. Lukashenka said he had ordered the military to target the decision-making centers of Minsk’s opponents in order to instantly respond in the event of an attack.