While Russia’s attacks on Ukraine continued, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov claimed that the warplanes of the Russian Air Force would hit the regions close to the Ukraine-Belarus border. In a written statement, Minister Reznikov said, “I am addressing the people of Ukraine. According to reliable and confirmed information, the Russian Occupation Forces Command is currently preparing a series of bloody provocations. It is preparing to strike a large number of settlements in the territory of the Republic of Belarus, located near the Ukraine-Belarus border. “They will hit the Kopani and Stolin regions of Brest,” he said.
Describing the purpose of the provocation as Belarus’ attack on Ukraine, Reznikov said, “The purpose of the provocation is to force the current leadership of Belarus to war against Ukraine. Moscow is trying to bind you with blood. I guarantee that the Ukrainian army did not and will not plan any offensive action against Belarus. ‘ he said.