Images of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko have emerged in front of a map of the battle, which appears to show a planned invasion of Moldova, along with Ukraine.
Lukashenko, a close ally of the Russian president Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich Putin McCarthy criticized Republican members who spoke at a conference of white nationalists: “Unacceptable” overnight defense and national security – Ukraine stands as Russian frustration grows. Ukrainian leaders are pushing lawmakers to support the no-fly zone MOREHe reportedly turned to his security council on Tuesday while standing in front of a battle map of Ukraine.
The map appears to show plans for the movement of troops and infrastructure targets in Ukraine, as well as targets in the Moldovan breakaway region of Transnistria.
Some of Russia’s lines of attack on the map have already been carried out, while others are yet to come, including an invasion of Moldova – a former Soviet country and Ukraine’s neighbor to the south – from the port city of Odessa.
Russia is already using Belarus as a place to quickly send troops across the border with Ukraine, after insisting that a large number of forces gathered there are for joint military exercises.
There were reports this week that Belarus was preparing to send troops to Ukraine in support of the Russian invasion.
The country’s close ties with Moscow in the attack prompted the US State Department to stop operations Monday at his embassy in Belarus.
The European Union too announced plans on Monday to impose new sanctions on Belarus over its role in the war, including measures against exports, oligarchs and banks in the country.
The Belarusian state news agency Belta reported that Lukashenko said that none of the country’s military units had yet moved to Ukraine, but could be mobilized in two to three days, if necessary. reports the Daily Express.
The Pentagon, meanwhile, said it had not yet seen signs of Belarusian troops in Ukraine.