Moscow and Minsk transfer helicopters. Zelensky to the army: “Get ready”
The threat of a Russian attack on Ukraine from Belarus, with missile launches, is becoming more and more concrete. The Ukrainian general staff outlines an increasingly alarming picture, based on the signals collected in the last few hours. President Volodymyr Zelensky has demanded that his forces be “ready both on the border and in the regions” near Belarus. The military leaders of Kiev highlight that last week 10 Mi-8 and Mi-24 helicopters were transferred to the Machulyshchy base in Belarus. Ukraine does not rule out the possibility that Moscow and Minsk decide to transfer other means in a complex context: missiles and drones are not the only threat, given that the hypothesis of air raids must also be considered.
“We are constantly in contact with foreign partners. In particular, with partners from the USA and Poland. Our intelligence is also constantly working. Currently, the units of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus, which are deployed along the border, do not they have changed neither in number nor in characteristics,” says the commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, General Serhii Naev. “We know what information we have available and we are calm”, he adds, pointing out that Kiev operates “calmly”. “This means carrying out the tasks assigned to us professionally, as well as gradually increasing our defense capabilities and taking steps to increase personnel training.”