Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said Belarus and Russia will engage in a joint military task force together in what he tagged an aggravation of tension on Belarus’s western borders, Belta news agency reported.
Lukashenko on Monday had said Russia and Belarus have started pulling their military forces together in retaliation to the Crimean bridge explosion which was attributed to the Ukrainian as the perpetrator.
According to Lukashenko, he said ” I have said already that today Ukraine is not just discussing but planning strikes on the territory of Belarus,” state news agency Belta quoted Lukashenko during a meeting with security officials.
“We have agreed to deploy a regional grouping of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus,” he said.
Lukashenko has been one of the biggest allies of Russia in their ongoing war with Ukraine, with Belarus granting Moscow forces her territory to use as an avenue to launch an attack on Ukraine, while their airspace has also been opened to the Russian forces.
Lukashenko and his government have supported Putin’s actions in Ukraine, and have stood against sanctioning Russia by voting NO in most of the UN meetings on the ongoing war.
President Zelenskyy has accused his Belarusian counterpart of aiding President Putin’s evil agenda in Ukraine, and by contrast, Ukraine had targeted some facilities in Belarus.
The increasing support of Lukashenko to Putin’s war in Ukraine has made him have a military grouping with Russia to protect their land.
According to Lukashenko, he said, “there should be no war on the territory of Belarus.”