Updated at 13:53,16-05-2022

Lukashenka promises not to attack Ukraine


Aliaksandr Lukashenka is not going to support Russia and bring the country’s troops into Ukraine, he assured the Ukrainian ambassador to Belarus.

‘[The ambassador] had a talk to President Lukashenka who asked him to tell that there was no troops concentrating on the Belarusian side of the border,’ the press office of the UDAR party reports. Moreover, Mr Lukashenka guaranteed inviolability of the border.

As it was reported before, Belarus asked to dispatch more Russian aircraft to the country in response to the deployment of fighter jets to Lithuania by NATO. At the moment there are 10 Su-27 in the territory of Belarus, 4 of them are standby fighters at Baranavichi airfield.