The information that Belarus is allegedly preparing an attack on Ukraine is being spread deliberately, and such rumours and fakes are beneficial for the Russian Federation, which is thus trying to scare Ukrainians

“Information and psychological special operations very often pursue several goals at the same time. And in this case, we see different goals, that is, on the one hand, to sow panic among the population, among Ukrainians, in particular, residents of border districts and regions. And to disorient the Ukrainian defence forces, disperse the forces, redeploy the forces from other directions. Also, the object and goals of this special psychological information operation are Belarus itself and Belarusians, that is, whipping up panic. To make it so that it sparks and Belarus joins the full-scale war, which has not happened until now,” Andrii Yusov, a representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, said.

He emphasised that it is now very important to understand the goals of the enemy. One cannot give in to such provocations.

“We are not talking about the fact that there is no threat from the Lukashenka regime. It exists, and Lukashenka helps Putin with weapons, ammunition, and armoured vehicles. He provides its airspace for strikes on Ukraine, but today we cannot talk about the fact that a full-scale invasion will take place in the near future and Belarus will be involved in a ground operation,” the representative of Ukraine’s military intelligence noted.

Bohdan Marusyak

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