On December 1, 2022, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko declared that Ukraine is using every excuse imaginable to ensnare NATO into the Russo-Ukrainian conflict.
Lukashenko’s comments came during a time when Belarus claims to see an increase in military provocations close to its border.
“All law enforcement agencies note an increase in the number of provocations near the state border. Ukraine is most likely trying to use every excuse to get the troops of NATO member states involved in the conflict. All this is confirmed by the recent missile crash on the territory of Poland,” Lukashenko said during a meeting with military and security officials, per a report from BelTA news service.
The president claimed Belarus is capable of deterring the potential enemy from using military force against it.