MOSCOW (Reuters) – Belarus, which is taking shipment of tactical nuclear weapons from its ally Russia, stated on Thursday it had actually shot down a Ukrainian drone in a border area late last month.
The uncommon occurrence in Gomel area was reported by the Belarusian border guard service, which did not describe why it had actually not publicised it at the time.
Belarus enabled Russia to utilize its area as one of the launchpads for the full-blown intrusion of Ukraine in February in 2015, and has likewise let Moscow train soldiers at Belarusian bases.
The possibility that Belarus may straight get in the war has actually been a long-running issue for Ukraine. President Alexander Lukashenko stated on Wednesday it would do so in case of “full-blown aggressiveness” versus Belarus.
Lukashenko likewise stated Belarus had actually begun taking shipment of Russian tactical nuclear weapons, Moscow’s very first such implementation outside Russian area because the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union.
Russia will keep control of the weapons, however Lukashenko has actually stated they will serve as a deterrent versus prospective assailants.