The US has expressed concern about the joint maneuvers by Russia and Belarus. The National Security Council said in Washington on Wednesday that Belarus “clearly and demonstrably” supported Russia in the attack on Ukraine. “As in the past, these exercises will be observed and monitored by us.” They are being followed “with concern”. So far, however, there are no signs that Belarus itself is planning to invade Ukraine.
Only on Monday did Minsk and Moscow begin a joint maneuver by their air forces. Meanwhile, fears persisted in neighboring Ukraine that Russia could use Belarus for attacks, as it did at the start of the war in February last year. Ruler Alexander Lukashenko always emphasized that he did not want to be drawn into war. However, Ukraine has long viewed Belarus as a war party. Russia has recently had thousands of soldiers and military technology redeployed to the country.
Western military experts have always warned of the risk of an attack by Belarus on Ukraine. However, it does not consider a new offensive from there at this time very likely.