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Belarusian forces will not take part in Ukraine war, Lukashenko says – Metro US

Belarusian forces will not take part in Ukraine war, Lukashenko says

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko attends a meeting in Minsk
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko attends a meeting in Minsk

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko said on Friday that the Belarusian armed forces were not taking part and would not take part in Russia’s military operation in Ukraine.

A close Russian ally, Lukashenko said he spoke to President Vladimir Putin at length by telephone on Friday. Russia has used Belarusian territory to carry out a multi-pronged invasion of Ukraine.

(Reporting by Reuters; editing by John Stonestreet)

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