Alexander Lukashenko said his forces are not currently involved in the attack and won’t be in the future. But the Moscow ally has strengthened its air defenses along the perimeter of its border.
Earlier this week Ukraine claimed Belarusian troops has crossed the northern border. But this wasn’t backed up by. Western allies, and the. The US later said there was ‘no indication’ that the claim was correct.
Russian forces to stage a multi-pronged invasion of Ukraine.
Despite Belarus Declaring host peace talks between the two sides, Russia has been firing missiles at. Ukraine from within the country’s borders.
In the run-up to Putin’s invasion, launched on Thursday last week, Russian and. Belarusian forces held high-profile joint military exercises which caused alarm among the international community.
After a referendum on the constitution on Sunday, Lukashenko tightened his grip on the country.
The changes give him lifelong immunity from prosecution for actions taken under his presidential powers and allow him to secure further time in office.
Lukashenko will also become a permanent member of the upper house of Belarus’ parliament.
It also allows Russian troops and nuclear weapons. Thus ending its status as a nuclear-free zone.
According to Belarus Declares central elections commission, 65.16% of those who took part in the referendum voted in favor.
The EU hit Belarus with harsh economic sanctions for helping to facilitate Putin’s invasion.
The EU has effectively banned 70% of all imports from the country, and while. Belarusian banks are yet to be excluded from the. SWIFT payment system, one EU official said ‘that will come.
On Tuesday the UK launched sanctions against four senior defense officials and two state enterprises – JSC 558 Aircraft Repair Plant and JSC Integral, a military semi-conductor manufacturer.
The US has also imposed export controls on Belarus Declares. It has also taken steps to prevent the diversion of technology and software to Russia through the country.
These economic sanctions have led to the crippling of both the. Russian as well as. Belarus Declares economy. The Russian. The ruble fell by almost 70% with respect to. Dollar in the past few days.