The 35,000 to 40,000-strong Belarusian army will not solve the problem of this campaign for Russia, the head of state said in Minsk. “We don’t interfere, we don’t kill anyone, we don’t send soldiers there because it’s not necessary.” Belarus supports Russia, but its role is different.
Lukashenko also spoke out in favor of peace talks between Kyiv and Moscow.
Lukashenko has made his country, which is heavily dependent on Moscow, available as a deployment area for Russian troops. Russian airstrikes on Ukraine are flown from there. After material losses by the Russian army, Belarus provides tanks and other weapons. Ukraine therefore regards the neighboring country as a warring party and also keeps troops in reserve in case it has to fend off a direct attack from Belarus.
The Belarusian ruler advocated peace talks between Moscow and Kyiv. According to him, however, Poland and the USA are preventing Ukraine from negotiating.