Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Tuesday publicly showed a card of Ukraine, where arrows indicate directions of a possible Russian landing in the black sea port city of Odessa and link up with the russian base in the escaped Moldovan region of Transnistria.
At the meeting of the Security Council, Lukashenko, with the help of a pointer, explained at defense responsible why missiles were launched from the territory of Belarus to Ukraine.
Lukashenko revealed where Belarusian and Russian troops were stationed along the border with Ukraine. According to him, reinforced Belarusian units were in the western part, near Brest and Pinsk. Russian forces were stationed in ballast. Lukashenko also repeated the story on missile systems allegedly deployed by Ukraine and targeting Belarus.
According to Lukashenko, he received information Russian intelligence that Ukraine wants to launch a missile attack on Belarus. And as a preventive measure, he decided to strike first. Lukashenko did not explain why rockets continue to fly every day from Belarus, moreover, in KyivKharkiv and other cities of Ukraine, killing dozens of civilians every day.
He also shown a card of hostilities, which marked main directions of strikes. The map shows advancing troops strike Kyiv from the Chernobyl zone and through the Chernihiv region in Ukraine north. The Russian army is also should advance to Zhytomyr region.
From the northeast, the strikes pass through Sumy in Cherkasy-Poltava region and through Kharkiv to the Dnieper. From the territory controlled by the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) and the Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR), attacks are planned on the Dnieper region and to Melitopol.
Two assaults come out of Crimea, on Melitopol and Mykolaiv. Finally, another arrow shows a sea strike against Odessa and further to Transnistria, where there is an important Russian base.
Transnistria, also known as Prednistrovie, mainly covers a thin strip of Moldavian land along the left bank of Dniester river. Following the clashes in 1992 and Soviet intervention on on behalf of of local pro-Moscow and pro-Russian groups, the region said son independence of Moldova and remains a frozen conflict zone ever since.
From reports on a Russian probable invasion on Ukraine broke out of a naval landing at Odessa from the Russian-dominated Black Sea and occupied Crimea, and a link up with Transnistria was cited among possible invasion routes. The port of the Black Sea citywhich has a diversity population using Russian as the main language had witnessed pro-Maidan and pro-Moscow riots in 2014. He is often cited among key targets for Moscow to cut off direct from Ukraine access to the seas, win a strategically important site for domination of the Black Sea and security of Crimea, and establishing pro-Russian governance of the south and east.
The Ambassador of Belarus in Moldova was summoned to the Moldovan Foreign Ministry for an explanation on the map. Belarusian Ambassador Anatoly Kalinin said that the information was misrepresented by the representatives of the Belarusian Defense Ministry, the Moldovan Foreign Ministry reported.