The Russian Federation is plotting to blow up residential houses in the city of Mazyr in order to involve Belarus in the war against Ukraine.
The relevant statement was made by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
According to the available data, Russia will attempt to engage Belarus in the military conflict with Ukraine through a number of provocations against infrastructure facilities and civilians.
“For this purpose, sabotage groups have arrived in Mazyr under the guise of civilians. They include the staff workers of Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) and the mercenaries of private military companies controlled by Prigozhin and Shoigu,” the report states.
These groups are planning to commit a series of terrorist attacks in Belarus. Hence, Russia will repeat a scenario used to unleash a war in Chechnya.
“At that time Russian security agencies organized explosions in several houses in the city of Ryazan, accusing some mythical ‘Chechen militants’. Therefore, Russia’s GRU is planning to launch a series of artillery and missile strikes on Mozyr Oil Refinery, civil infrastructure facilities and residential areas. During such attacks, they will additionally blow up residential houses, hospitals and schools,” the intelligence noted.
According to the Ukrainian intelligence, the Kremlin curators believe such actions will create a ‘casus belli’ for Lukashenko to get involved in the war.
As Belarusian officers are aware of this, they began to evacuate their families from Mazyr.