Russian troops will return to Belarus in large numbers, months after most departed following Moscow’s failed campaign to capture northern areas of neighboring Ukraine.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who allowed Russia to use his country as a launchpad for its invasion of Ukraine in February, didn’t specify exact numbers or explain why the Russian forces would be returning. But he said the influx would be significant.
The announcement was followed up by a large missile attack, including the capital city of Kyiv. One of the buildings damaged in the attack was the visa office of the German embassy.
Shortly before the strike, the German government condemned the recent attacks on Ukraine, a government spokesperson said, who also assured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky of Germany’s support in a recent phone call.
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We’ve all seen Joe Biden in action, and the situation is quickly getting out of control.
After Russia announced stationing a massive amount of troops inside the country, the Russian allies claimed that Ukraine was going to attack. However, the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the claim is a Russian ruse to “cause provocation.”
“We have not ruled out that the note could be part of a Russian plan to cause provocation and make accusations against Ukraine,” the Ukrainian ministry said.
Now Putin is threatening more attacks.
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Shortly before the increase in tensions, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on NATO to do preemptive strikes to stop Russia. The comments caused such alarm that his government quickly walked back his statements. The Ukrainian government claimed that their president was not calling for military strikes but economic ones.