Missiles launched from Belarus towards Ukraine

The Ukrainian military said, on Saturday, that missiles were launched from Belarus, a diplomatic ally of Moscow, towards the Chernigov border region of Ukraine, northeast of Kyiv.

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“About 05:00 a.m. (0200 GMT), the Chernigov region was subjected to a massive missile bombardment. Twenty missiles targeted the village of Desna, fired from the territory of Belarus (as well as) from the air”, indicated on Facebook the Northern Command of the Ukrainian forces, explaining that “it was not There are victims’ at this time. stadium.

“Infrastructure has been affected,” the Ukrainian military said, without specifying whether it was military or not.

The small village of Desna, which had a population of 7,500 before the war, is located 70 km north of Kyiv and the same distance south of the border with Belarus.

The strike comes as Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko meet on Saturday in Russia’s Saint Petersburg, ahead of Russian diplomatic chief Sergei Lavrov’s visit to Belarus on Thursday and Friday.

Although there was no war in the conflict with Ukraine at this point, Belarus acted as logistical support for Moscow’s forces, especially in the first weeks of the Russian offensive.

Since then, the country, led by Lukashenko since 1994, has been widely targeted by Western sanctions also imposed on Russia.

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