Lukashenka “boasted” that on the anniversary of the invasion he had a long talk with Putin “about various things”
Self-proclaimed President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said he had a telephone conversation with Kremlin dictator Vladimir Putin on the anniversary of the start of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. According to him, the conversation was long.
This was stated by Lukashenka himself, quoted by the propaganda media, Channel 24 reports . Interestingly, the press services of both dictators did not officially report their conversation.
Lukashenka says they talked about “different things”
Alexander Lukashenko says that on the anniversary of the full-scale invasion, he and Vladimir Putin had a long talk “about different things.” Probably, to think about why it was not possible to capture Kiev in 3 days, they considered how many times the war plans changed in order to say every time that everything was according to plan and, probably, they represented future responsibility for what they had done.
I'll tell you a secret, last night we talked with him (Putin – Channel 24) for a long time on various topics. Listen, God forbid that we have a relationship so that it will always be like this,” Lukashenka says.
I would like to believe that the Belarusian dictator will speak the same way at the tribunal.
The role of Belarus in the early days of the Russian invasion
On February 24, 2022, Russian troops launched an offensive from the territory of Belarus – because of the Chernobyl exclusion zone to Kyiv. The invaders managed to occupy part of the region, including Irpen, Bucha, Gostomel, Borodianka, Dymer, Makarov, and approached the capital from the north-western side, but the Ukrainian soldiers stopped the hostile offensive and defeated the invaders during the battle for Moshchun near Kiev.
In early April, the territory of the Kiev region, as well as the Chernihiv and Sumy regions, were liberated from the invaders. However, from the territory of Belarus, enemy troops launched many missile attacks, including massive ones.
The Lukashenka regime strongly supports the war in Ukraine, but the dictator himself is trying to avoid direct involvement. On the eve of the anniversary of the invasion, he issued a statement that allegedly “some generals” and, in his words, “on their knees” begged “to stop the war.” After that, he called the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and persuaded him to send a delegation for the first “peace talks”. Mikhail Podolyak, adviser to the head of the President's Office, reacted rather sharply to these words, who intrigued Lukashenka with compromising information.