According to “Belaruski Hajun”, at 7 p.m. 14 min. At least five Russian fighter jets, including several Tu-22M bombers, flew into the Belarusian airspace over the Mogilev region from Russian territory. They then flew over the city of Rakhachiv towards the town of Aksiabrskij in the Gomel region. From there at 7 p.m. 29 min. the first rocket was launched. After that, rockets were launched every three minutes.
A little later, five explosions or the sounds of rocket launches were heard over the cities of Mikaševiči, Luninets and Stolin in Belarus. Then between 7 p.m. 44 min. and 7 p.m. 53 min. the planes returned to Russia.
The leader of Belarus, not recognized by the West, Aliaksandr Lukashenka, congratulated Ukraine on Independence Day last Wednesday.
He wished Ukrainians “a peaceful sky, tolerance, courage, strength and success in restoring a dignified life,” an official statement said.
“I am convinced that the current confrontation will not be able to destroy the long-standing foundation of sincere good neighborly relations between the two nations. “Belarus will continue to advocate for the preservation of harmony, the development of friendly and mutually respectful relations at all levels,” A. Lukashenko’s greeting reads.
Mychailo Podoliak, adviser to the President of Ukraine, responded to his greeting.
“I suspect that Mr. Lukashenka seriously believes that the world does not notice direct complicity in intentional crimes against Ukraine. Therefore, he continues to organize public clowning,” said M. Podoliaks.
“Yesterday he said that in three or four days it will all be over and the unruly Ukrainians will be slaughtered, and today, in the best cynical tradition, he wishes Ukraine a ‘peaceful sky’ by sending tons of deadly shells from his airports to attack peaceful Ukrainian cities,” he added. .
A. Lukashenka is considered the closest ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. And from the territory of Belarus, attacks against Ukraine are still being carried out.
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