But potentially such a threat remains, the representative of the MOU noted.
Today, there are no signs of preparations for a second offensive from the territory of Belarus, but such a threat potentially remains, which is why the Ukrainian army keeps troops there.
Alexander Motuzyanyk, speaker of the Ministry of Defense, spoke about this on the air of the information telethon.
“The threat from Belarus has never subsided. But in order to once again develop an offensive from the territory of this country, it is necessary to create a powerful offensive force. We have already seen this in the first weeks of a full-scale Russian invasion. It is precisely because of the unfriendly actions of Belarus that Russia ended up on the outskirts of Kyiv. But then a very powerful group was created. Now we don’t see such a group,” Motuzyanyk said.
At the same time, he added that the actions of the enemy are forcing the Ukrainian side to keep troops on the border with Belarus.
“This is the Russian tactics as of today: the main strike is in the Luhansk region, Donetsk region, the rest is constant shelling, diverting our attention, holding down the actions of our units. In this way they force us to keep troops there. We are well aware that as soon as we take the units from there , they can carry out a second offensive. In the short term, we do not see this, but we are forced to strengthen this direction,” Motuzianyk stressed.
As UNIAN reported earlier, on June 16, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Alexei Danilov said that President Volodymyr Zelensky had instructed to check defensive readiness in four areas in case of an invasion of Ukraine from the territory of Belarus.