1 Mar 2022 20:10

No Belarusian military units have left their home bases - Lukashenko

MINSK. March 1 (Interfax) - Belarusian military units are at their permanent deployment sites and none of them participated in the combat action in Ukraine, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said.

"None of the Belarusian military units have left their permanent deployment sites," the Belarusian president said during a meeting with the members of the Security Council and the leadership of the Council of Ministers on Tuesday. A video fragment of his speech was published on the First Man's Pool Telegram channel, which is close to his press service.

The Belarusian president also said he ordered to reinforce protection of the state border in the southern sector.

"We're helping and covering our borders in this sector, not with the personnel of the Russian Federation anymore, but with helicopters and several aircraft in Baranovich, Gomel and Lunitsa. And they will stay there until I tell the Russian president that I don't need them, until I deploy another five battalion tactical groups to cover this sector," Lukashenko said.