MOSCOW: President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has promised, together with Russia, to respond to Kiev if the Ukrainian army starts hostilities against the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass.
He stated this in an
interview with one of the Russian TV channels. The Belarusian leader noted that he assesses the situation as a person with the military rank of lieutenant colonel of the Soviet army.
As Minsk has repeatedly noted recently, the level of militarization of Ukraine and neighboring European states - NATO members has increased significantly. And Belarus and Russia announced joint military exercises to test the readiness of the armed forces of the two countries to respond to possible aggression.