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| 18 April 2024, Thursday |

Lukashenko says Belarus army must prevent any attack on Russia from the rear

Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko told his defense ministry on Thursday that the Belarus army must prevent any attack on Russian forces from the rear, the state news agency BelTa said.

Russia used its ally Belarus as one of the launchpads for its invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24. Lukashenko was quoted as telling defense chiefs that they must prevent any attempt – presumably by Ukrainian forces – to cut off Russian supply lines and “strike at Russians from the rear”.

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  • Reuters