Pentagon: No imminent cross-border activities from Belarus to Ukraine
In light of some claims that Russia deemed "groundless", the Pentagon admits that the US does not have information about any type of pending cross-border activities from Belarus into Ukraine.
Pentagon Spokesperson Pat Ryder pointed out on Tuesday that the US Defense Department does not have information about any type of imminent or pending cross-border activities from Belarus into Ukraine.
"We don't have any information that would suggest that there is any type of imminent or pending cross-border activities from Belarus into Ukraine," Ryder said during a press briefing.
On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Minsk to hold talks with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko and to discuss issues of mutual interest, including security in the region and undertaking joint measures to address security challenges.
Putin’s visit caused speculation in Western media outlets with respect to the issues discussed in Belarus and whether the latter is getting ready to join Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine.
Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov refuted media reports alleging that Putin was going to Minsk to force Belarus to participate in the Ukraine war, describing the allegations as "totally stupid, groundless fabrications."
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