As the international situation deteriorates, Belarus seems to be openly prepares for the possibility of the Third World War.
On March 1, President Aleksandr Lukashenko declared that his country has activated its air defense system to prevent ‘backstabs’ to Russian forces involved in the ‘special operation’ in Ukraine.
“Air defense systems have been put on alert in order to prevent Russian troops from being hit in the back.”
“The Minister of Defense reported to me about the readiness to cover the western border with five more battalions,” Lukashenko said.
“We cannot do otherwise. We are constantly waiting for provocations from Western partners. Either in politics, or in the economy, or in the military sphere,” he added.
Luakshenko noted that the Belarusian military does not take part in the operation in Ukraine.
“The Belarusian army did not take and does not take any part in the hostilities. We can prove this to anyone. Moreover, the Russian leadership has never raised this issue with us – about our participation in the armed conflict. We are not going to participate in this special operation in Ukraine. There is no such need,” Lukashenko said, quoted by the BelTA news agency.
Despite this, the President confirmed that forces and means of the Belarusian military are concentrated in the southern direction near the border with Ukraine.
“We cover the state border from Brest to Mazyr with our own forces to prevent the penetration of radicals and weapons into the country.”
The Belarusian President described reports about ‘thousands of casualties’ in Ukraine as fake and showed to the audience an map showing the general direction of the military developments. The map shows the territory of Ukraine separated to four independent sectors. Likely these sectors are meant to present four main areas of the operation: north, east, south and west.
Taking into accounts the actions of Kiev, it seems that its only chance to ‘integrate to Europe’ is to reduce the territory of the so-called ‘democratic Ukraine’ to the far western territories bordering with Poland and other neighboring countries of this kind. It is also interesting to note that the map depicts a possibility of the Russian landing operation in Odessa, which has not happened so far.
Russian military helicopters in action:
Meanwhile, the leadership of the Kiev government and media supporting it (both local and international) remain in the state of permanent hysteria.
On March 1, President Zelensky once again repeating mantras about the help of ‘international community’ and ‘powerful strikes to the enemy’ that his forces allegedly deliver. According to the most recent screaming session of Mr. President, the situation is the following:
- The EU mist immediately accept Ukraine as a member state (Zelensky apparently does not know that the EU is not a military bloc)
- Negotiations are possible only after the ‘full ceasefire’ (i.e. Kiev will continue sabotage negotiations with Russia as it was sabotaging the Minsk agreements for the previous years)
- NATO must provide ‘security guarantees’ to Ukraine (or at least to what remain from it)
- Biden said that the time for ‘no-fly zone over Ukraine’ has not come (i.e. nobody from NATO is really going to go to war with Russia on behalf of Kiev)
On top of this, Ukrainian media slowly started admitting major losses that key branches of Kiev forces have already suffered.
At the same time, Zelensky awarded 12 service members with the title of Hero of Ukraine. At least five of them get the award posthumously. Fighter pilot Colonel Oksanchenko appeared among these ‘dead heroes’ of Ukraine.
According to the available media reports, this pilot heroically launched air-to-ground missiles on building of the Lugansk Regional State Administration on June 2, 2014. At least 8 civilians were killed and multiple were wounded in the attack.
Also on March 1, the Russian Defense Ministry issued a warning about the start of strikes on informational and technological infrastructure of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU).
The Russian Defense Ministry said that with the start of the operation in Ukraine, the number of information attacks on Russia has increased.
“Calls are continuously being made to Russian citizens with threats of physical elimination, as well as about mining schools, kindergartens, railway stations, and other social infrastructure facilities,” the ministry said.
According to the Ministry of Defense, the attacks are carried out by the 72nd Main Center for Information and Psychological Operations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine together with the SBU cyber operations units using hardware and software systems and communication facilities in Kyiv.
Therefore, the technological facilities of the SBU and the 72nd main PSO center in Kyiv will be hit with high-precision weapons.
“We call on Ukrainian citizens, involved [in this] by Ukrainian nationalists to carry out provocations against Russia, as well as residents of Kyiv living near relay hubs, to leave their homes,” the Defense Ministry said.
Examples of such strikes that followed the warning:
On top of this, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that Kiev forces are now cut off from the Azov Sea.
Since February 24 this year, the Russian military has destroyed 1,325 Ukrainian military facilities. As spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov said, 43 of the hit targets are command posts and communication centers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Kiev lost 395 tanks and other armored fighting vehicles, 59 multiple rocket launchers, 179 field artillery pieces and mortars, 286 special vehicles.
DPR forces are near Mariupol:
Forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic reached the border of Donetsk Region. At the same time, its units connected with units of the Russian army. The settlements of Novoborovoe, Barykino, Klimovka, Bulgakovka, Golubovka were taken under control. During the day, the troops advanced 19 kilometers.
As a result of these advances the city of Mariupol, which is the key stronghold of Kiev forces in Donetsk Region has been de-facto cut off from the rest of Kiev forces in this sector of the operation.
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