Lukashenko confirms Belarus' participation in Russia's military operation in Ukraine with provisos

Aleksandr Lukashenko

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# 04 October 2022 14:16 (UTC +04:00)

"Belarus does participate in Russia's special military operation in Ukraine," Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement at a conference held on 4 October to discuss military security, APA reports citing BelTA.

Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “As far as our participation in the special military operation in Ukraine is concerned, we are participating in it. We don't hide it. But we don't kill anyone. We don't send our military personnel anywhere. We don't violate our commitments.”

“Our participation is limited to preventing the spread of this conflict into Belarus' territory. Secondly, to preventing a strike on Belarus from Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia under the guise of a special military operation. As I've said, nobody is going to shoot Russians in the back from Belarus' territory. This is our participation,” he said.