Belarusian troops entered Chernihiv region in northern Ukraine on Tuesday and joined Russia military operation, the Special State Communications Service of Ukraine said, citing head of regional department of the North” defense forces, Vitaly Kirilov.
According to Kirilov, a column of equipment was seen on Tuesday moving from Belarusian city of Grodno in the direction of Chernihiv city. the equipment was identified as Belarusian by tagging.
During this time, the head of Chernihiv regional state administration Viacheslav Chaus stressed that “all exits from the city are mined”, explaining that “mined” means “there are mines, and you can explode on their.”
According to him, Chernihiv is ready to defend itself.
“Do not put yourself and your loved ones in danger. Will stay home Where in shelters,” Chaus added.
Earlier, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said that Minsk has no plans To take part in war against Ukraine, according to Belta.
“The Belarusian army did not take and does not take any part in the hostilities. We can prove this with anything,” he said. “Furthermore, the Russian leadership never raised this issue. issue with us – on our participation in the armed conflict. »
“We will not continue to participate in this special transaction in Ukraine. There is no need“, underlined the Belarusian leader.
According to him, the Belarusian army covers the state border from Brest to Mazyr “to prevent penetration of radicals and weapons in the country. »
Lukashenka also announced Tuesday that the air defense forces in Belarus was put on alert to avoid “shots in the back” of Russian troops.