Alexander Lukashenko warns that Poland’s plan to establish a Western peacekeeping force in Ukraine could provoke a “third world war.” Defender.
Vladimir Putin and Alexander LukashenkoPhoto: Sergey Guneev / Sputnik / Profimedia
Lukashenko, who allowed Russia to use Belarusian territory to invade Ukraine, said on Thursday that if Poland’s proposal was accepted, it would “indicate a third world war.”
“The situation is very serious and very tense,” Lukashenko told the Associated Press.
Last week, the leader of Poland’s ruling party said it was an international peacekeeping mission To be sent In Ukraine and give him instructions on how to defend himself. Many Western nations have said they will not send troops to Ukraine.
Vladimir Putin warned at the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine that any foreign intervention in Moscow’s military operation would provoke an immediate Russian response, which could lead to “consequences you have not seen in your history.”
When asked about Poland’s proposal on Wednesday, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “This is a very irresponsible and very dangerous decision.”
Peskov said any possible links between Russian and NATO forces could have “obvious consequences and be difficult to repair.”
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has called on NATO member states to send peacekeepers to Ukraine. Lead to direct conflict Between the North Atlantic Coalition and Russia’s Armed Forces.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday at the conclusion of a special summit in Brussels. The Allies agreed to provide logistical support to UkraineIncluding the provision of defense and detection equipment for nuclear and chemical weapons.
The Russian Foreign Ministry later responded that it was a Western decision to supply arms to Ukraine NATO wants to continue the war.
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