Though Russia has drawn the lion’s share of the attention in its invasion of the Ukraine, with Putin’s armored fists smashing toward Kiev and surrounding Mariupol while also pushing up from the south, Putin’s Russian Federation might not be the only threat that the Ukrainians are facing.
That’s because, as Fox News reported, Russian ally Belarus might join in the invasion and open a new front in a war that’s already stretching Ukrainian defenses to the breaking point. As that outlet reports:
In a statement shared to Facebook, Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense said there were signs that suggested the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus were preparing for a “direct invasion” of Ukrainian territory.
[…]The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine assessed that the threat level was high for “an offensive from the Republic of Belarus in the Volyn direction,” according to Ukrainian online newspaper Pravda.
The statement added a bit of bluster, saying that “The direct involvement of Belarusian troops in the Russian armed aggression against Ukraine, contrary to the will of the military and the vast majority of the Belarusian people, will become a fatal mistake of Alexander Lukashenko.” Read more