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Belarus' Lukashenko-'We Won't Be Dragged Into War'


Belarus' state-run Belta news agency reportinc comments from President Alexander Lukashenko following the detention of a 'terrorist' and 20 'accomplices' over the attempted sabotage at a Belarusian airfield in February. Lukashenko states that 'We won't be dragged into the war', alleging that 'Ukraine, but order of the United States' is seeking to pull Belarus into the conflict.

  • Reuters reports that according to state media the dual Russian-Ukrainian citizen was detained over the attack against a Beriev A-50 surveillance plane by a 'small drone', with 20 others arrested for supposed participation and others hiding abroad.
  • Lukashenko: "The Security Service of Ukraine, the leadership of the CIA, behind closed doors, are carrying out an operation against the Republic of Belarus. A terrorist was trained," Says that he has ordered a 'sweep' over the entire nation following the incident.
  • Kyiv and its allies have maintained a close watch on the actions of Belarus. While Minsk has consistently denied any intention to become involved in the Russian invasion it was used as a staging post to launch the initial attacks towards Kyiv in Feb 2022. Moreover, Lukashenko has warned that it would joint the conflict if its territory comes under attack from Ukraine, and Russia has maintained large troop numbers in the country often engaging in joint exercises with Belarusian troops.

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