Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov has said that Russian aviation is preparing to strike at a number of settlements on the territory of the Republic of Belarus, located near the Ukrainian-Belarusian border.
"I appeal to the Belarusian people, friends. According to information in which we are fully confident and which we have confirmed, at present the command of the Russian occupation forces is preparing a series of bloody provocations. According to their criminal plan, Russian aviation is preparing to strike at a number of settlements on the territory of the Republic of Belarus located near the Ukrainian-Belarusian border," Reznikov wrote on Facebook.
In particular, according to the minister, they are going to strike a settlement of Kopany, Stolin district, Brest region.
"To mask the crime, Russia intends to carry out an attack from the airspace of Ukraine," Reznikov said.
The minister said that the purpose of the provocation is to force the current leadership of Belarus to start a war against Ukraine.
"I guarantee that the Ukrainian army did not plan, does not plan and will not plan any aggressive actions against Belarus... Do not let your country be drawn into this war! Save the lives of your loved ones! Don't let the Kremlin destroy the future of Belarus!" Reznikov said.