According to the European Parliament, Lukashenko should be held accountable before an international tribunal for the aid already provided to Russia.
The unrecognized president of Belarus, Oleksandr Lukashenko, has assured that he will not involve the country’s armed forces in the war waged by Russia against Ukraine, as this will not help the Russians to solve existing problems.
“This is nonsense. If we get directly involved in this conflict with armed forces, manpower, we will not add anything to it, but on the contrary, we will make it worse. This is not the role of Belarus in this conflict. Although I never refused that we do not take part in a special military. operations, in many directions. But we do not get involved, we do not kill anyone, we do not introduce manpower there. Because there is no need for this. Our armed forces, well, how much can we use there, 35-40 thousand, they will not decide problems,” he said in a comment to journalists, writes “Belta”.
Lukashenko said that it is necessary to “negotiate sensibly and talk about peace” with Russia and accused Ukraine of refusing to negotiate.
The position of the European Parliament regarding the participation of Belarus in the war against Ukraine
On Thursday, November 24, the European Parliament adopted a resolution in which it stated that it supports the position of the Belarusian democratic opposition that Belarus should be recognized as an occupied territory.
The EP also insists that Russian troops should be immediately withdrawn from the territory of Belarus.
“Parliament strongly condemns the participation of Lukashenko’s government in Russia’s war against Ukraine. The resolution emphasizes that the Belarusian regime shares responsibility with Russia for war crimes in Ukraine, for which it must bear responsibility before the international tribunal and the International Criminal Court,” the press service reports. . of the European Parliament.
In addition, the members of the European Parliament call on the EU countries and the European Commission to introduce the same sanctions against Belarus that they have introduced against Russia, to support Belarusian independent news agencies.
Participation of Belarus in the war against Ukraine
Russia places its troops and equipment on the territory of Belarus, launches its missiles and aircraft from here.
In early October, Lukashenko admitted that his country was participating in a “Russian special military operation”, but refused to send Belarusian soldiers to Ukraine.
On October 10, the pseudo-president announced the deployment of a joint group of troops of Belarus and the Russian Federation. As experts predict, its formation will last until the middle of winter, and it will be managed by the General Staff of the Russian Federation.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces expects that the enemy will attempt armed provocations on the state border. Also, Ukrainian intelligence reported on the plans of the Russian special services to commit a number of terrorist acts on the objects of critical infrastructure in Belarus, in particular – on the nuclear power plant.
At the same time, Ukraine is building a reinforced concrete fence with barbed wire on the border with Belarus.