"The formation of a strike group of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation on the border of our state has not been detected in the Volyn and Polesk areas," says the summary of the Ukrainian military command at 6:00 p.m. on August 20.

At the same time, the USU General Staff warned, there is still a threat of "missile and air strikes from the territory and airspace" of Belarus.

In mid-August, the "Belarusian Gayun" project (recognized by the authorities as an extremist group) analyzed the weapons located at the Zybravka airfield in the Gomel region, and concluded that in the coming weeks Russian troops are preparing to launch a massive missile attack on Ukraine.

On August 16, the Russian Federation attacked a military airfield in the Zhytomyr region with two X-59 missiles fired by a Su-34 fighter-bomber that took off from Belarusian territory.

On the same day, the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Valery Zaluzhny, said that the deployment of missile systems along the border by Belarus "causes anxiety."

Separately, he mentioned the airfield in Zyabravka.

The Ukrainian authorities do not rule out that the Russian Federation may launch a massive missile attack on August 24, when the country will celebrate Independence Day.

  • On February 24, Russia launched a full-scale war against Ukraine.

    The authorities in Minsk deny the participation of the Belarusian army in hostilities on the side of the Russian Federation, at the same time, the territory of Belarus was actively used by the Russian army to attack Ukraine from the beginning of the invasion, as well as during certain periods of recognition.

  • On July 21, in an interview with the French news agency "France Presse", Alexander Lukashenko said that a group of 20,000 Russian troops had been sent from Belarus to Ukraine.

    After that, the northern territories were liberated.