28 Feb 2022 21:34

Belarus dismisses accusations of its troops participating in Ukraine operation

MINSK. Feb 28 (Interfax) - Belarusian troops are not taking part in the special operation in Ukraine, the Belarusian Defense Ministry stated on Telegram.

"Belarusian servicemen are carrying out tasks in accordance with the Armed Forces' training plan for the 2021-2022 training year within Belarusian borders only and are not taking part in the special military operation in Ukraine," the statement said.

Belarusian servicemen are training as intended and troop and equipment movements are a normal process, it said. Military columns moving according to Defense Ministry plans does not involve their redeploying to Ukraine, the ministry said.

"We already stated time and again that some of our ministry's forces and equipment were involved in the task of tightening security in sections of the national border of the Republic of Belarus, including in its south," the statement said.