Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is unlikely to decide to intervene his army in the conflict in Ukraine, despite threatening Kyiv, said the Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tsihanovska, who lives in exile, AFP reported, quoted by BTA.

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"I can't imagine that the Belarusian army would intervene in the war, especially now when the whole world is united behind the Ukrainians," she said at a press conference in Brussels.

In her words, "Lukashenko knows that such an order will not be carried out".

Tikhanovska made this statement in response to Lukashenko's statement about the deployment of a "regional" military group of Russian and Belarusian forces. 

According to Tikhanovska, there are no anti-Ukrainian sentiments in Belarus, including in the ranks of the army.

"I think the generals told Lukashenko that if he gave the order to attack the Ukrainian soldiers, desertion, change of camps, hiding would follow, but they would not shoot at them," she pointed out.

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