MINSK, October 9 – Novosti. The Belarusian Foreign Ministry confirmed the fact of the recent presentation of a note to the Ukrainian ambassador in Minsk with a statement about Kyiv’s plans to strike at Belarusian territory.
“I can only confirm the information that (the Ukrainian ambassador – ed.) was summoned to the Belarusian Foreign Ministry and he was given a corresponding note,” Anatoly Glaz, press secretary of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry, told Novosti.
Earlier , the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said that the Ukrainian ambassador to Minsk, Igor Kizim , was summoned to the Belarusian Foreign Ministry on Saturday evening to hand over the note. The Ukrainian side stated that the information contained in it does not correspond to reality, calling it another “insinuations of the Belarusian regime” and trying to explain the presentation of the note as a “Russian provocation.”
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said in early October that Ukraine was organizing provocations on the border with Belarus, and had sent a group of up to 15,000 troops to it. He stressed that the Belarusian military does not take part in the special operation in Ukraine, the task of Minsk is to prevent attacks on its territory, in particular from Poland , Lithuania and Latvia . Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei said at the end of September that Belarus was not going to strike at Ukraine and was interested in ending the conflict as soon as possible.