From the very beginning of Russia’s military action against Ukraine, the Lukashenko regime has supported the dictator of the neighbouring state. When troops didn’t leave the territory of Belarus on February 20, 2022, it became clear that Lukashenko was ready to provide a bridgehead for military aggression. It is not known with certainty how the Belarusian troops themselves and our soldiers are involved in the war, but it has been proven that Belarus has indeed become an occupied territory from which Russian troops have carried out both acts of invasion of Ukrainian territory and missile attacks.
Unfortunately, all these facts lead to the strengthening of negative attitude toward Belarusians in Ukraine and in the countries where Belarusians have to hide from the repressions of the regime. Still, fixing these facts is very important for the future trial of war criminals – Putin and Lukashenka.
Most of the democratic forces in Belarus unambiguously believe that the country itself is under Russian occupation and that the collaborator Lukashenka handed Belarus over to Putin for an opportunity to retain power. The power which he has been holding by exclusively violent means for almost 30 years. Therefore, the participation of the regime in the aggression against Ukraine did not surprise any Belarusan. But the most important thing in this situation is not to stop demonstrating to the entire world community that the Belarusians themselves and Belarus are NOT the Lukashenka regime!
Chronicle of the main facts of the Lukashenka regime’s involvement in Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine from February to May 2022.
As of May 14, 2022, there have been 633 missile launches from Belarus into Ukraine since Russia began its invasion. 1211 air raids on Volyn were carried out precisely from Belarus…
The first missiles from Belarus were fired at Ukraine on February 24 at precisely 6:20.
On February 24, 2022, the Russian army entered the Chornobyl zone from the territory of Belarus.
On February 27, 2022, up to 20 helicopters flew from the territory of Belarus in 10 minutes. One of the missiles from Belarus hit Zhytomyr airport, another rocket fired from Belarus injured 16 people in Chernihiv.
On March 8, 2022, Russian Armed Forces KAMAZs loaded with boxes for Iskanders were spotted on the highway from Minsk towards Bobruisk. Military vehicles marked V were spotted in Homel.
On March 9, 2022, Belarusian authorities allowed Russia to transport missiles by rail.
On the night of March 10, 2022, bombs from Belarus fell on Zhytomyr Region and killed two Belarusians.
On March 11, 2022, Aliaksandr Lukashenka meets Vladimir Putin in Moscow and, during his meeting with Vladimir Putin, accuses Ukraine of preparing an attack on Belarus.
On March 18, 2022, a pontoon bridge across the Pripyat River is spotted in the Petrikov district. Russian military equipment was unloaded at the Mulyarovka railway station.
On March 23, 2022, evidence emerged that Russia was luring Belarusians to the war with salaries of 1000-1500 dollars and free tuition at universities.
On March 30, 2022, the movement of Russian military equipment from Rechitsa to Kalinkovichi was recorded, while another convoy moved from Kalinkovichi to Homel.
On March 31, 2022, a convoy of 50 pieces of military equipment stood at the border with Ukraine.
On April 2, 2022, more than 20 missiles were fired from the territories of the Mozyr and Khoiniki districts.
On April 5, 2022, three Russian fighter jets flew into Ukraine from an airfield in Baranovichi.
On April 8, 2022, two officers of the KGB Department in the Gomel region detonated a mine in a forest where Russian military personnel were camped out.
On April 24, 2022, movements of Russian military equipment were recorded. The marked vehicles were on the Minsk-Bobruisk section, near Mozyr, a Russian military camp appeared near the agro-town of Bronnytsia in the Buda-Kashaleva district.
On May 23, 2022, Aliaksandr Lukashenka and Vladimir Putin met in Sochi to “discuss issues related to security in the region and the economy”.
On May 26, 2022, Iskander missile launchers moved to the Ukrainian border (town of Luninets).
On May 27, 2022, Belarusians were restricted in the border areas of Bragin, Lojev and Khoiniki districts.