Mykhailo Podolyak, the adviser of Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, described reports that Kyiv troops escalated their activity on the border with Belarus, as “just speculation.”
“About all this speculation that tomorrow, or the day after tomorrow, or the day after tomorrow, the attack will definitely begin. We understand very well what is happening on the territory of Belarus, and are prepared for all scenarios, Podolyak said.
He noted that the publication of such information aims to create panic among Ukrainians.
Earlier, the Belarus delegation spoke during the OSCE forum about the readiness of Kyiv forces for provocative steps on the Belarus border.
Earlier, the Belarus delegation spoke during the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) forum about Ukraine preparing its forces for provocative steps on the Belarus border.
Belarus has not officially participated in the war launched by Russia against Ukraine on February 24, but it has allowed its territory to be used by Russian forces as a staging area for attacks on Ukrainian soil.
However, in a sign of how Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Russian President Vladimir Putin have closed ranks in the face of international isolation, the two met for the third time in the last month on May 23.
The meeting, in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi, centered on the ongoing war in Ukraine, with Lukashenka thanking the West for “giving an impetus to our own