Lukashenko recently told the BBC that even if just one Ukrainian soldier enters Belarus, his country will go to war with Uklraine.
"I'm ready to provide my territory." One year since his country was used as a launchpad for Putin's invasion of Ukraine, Alexander Lukashenko says Belarus is ready to do the same again.
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As we read in the BBC:
The authoritarian leader of Belarus is a firm Kremlin ally and backer of what Mr Putin refers to as the “special military operation” – what most of the world calls Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Since his full-scale invasion of Ukraine a year ago, Mr Putin hasn’t sat down with Western journalists.
But today in Minsk, Mr Lukashenko took questions from a small group of foreign media, including the BBC.
“Last year you allowed your country to be used as a staging ground for Russia’s invasion,” I reminded Mr Lukashenko. “Are you prepared to do so again?”
“Yes, I’m ready,” he replied. “I’m ready to provide [territory] again. I’m also ready to wage war, alongside the Russians, from the territory of Belarus. But only if someone – even a single soldier – enters our territory from there (Ukraine) with weapons to kill my people.”