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Belarus about to join Ukraine invasion, reports Kyiv media

Belarus will join forces with Russia and take part in its invasion of Ukraine ‘within hours’, according to reports in Kyiv.

This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows a closeup view of armored equipment and part of a large ground forces convoy northeast of Ivankiv, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. The convoy is moving in the direction of Kyiv—approximately 40 miles away. (Image: AP)

It comes after Ukrainian officials rejected Belarus as a venue for potential peace talks, because its neighbour had allowed its territory to be used by Russian troops as a staging ground for the invasion.

Yesterday saw Belarus formally renounce its non-nuclear and neutral status – allowing Russia to place nuclear weapons on its territory, reports the Mirror.

Now, The Kyiv Independent reports that “Vladimir Putin is about to pull his Belarusian ally, dictator Aleksandr Lukashenko into his war of occupation”.

“Multiple sources in Belarus say the decision has been made — and as soon as on Feb. 28 at 5 a.m. local time, the first Ilyushin Il-76 transport aircraft is very likely to take off carrying Belarusian paratroopers to be deployed against Ukraine,” adds the English speaking website.

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