The Ukrainian Air Force announced today that Russian fighters had bombed the village of Kopani in Belarus, near the border with Ukraine, after entering Ukrainian airspace in an attempt to involve Belarus in Russia's war against Ukraine.
< p>“This is a PROVOCATION! “The aim is to involve the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus in the war with Ukraine!”, Said the Administration of the Air Force of Ukraine in an Internet post. (and Greek time) The State Border Service received information that Russian aircraft had taken off from an airport in Belarus, passed through Ukrainian airspace and then bombed the settlement of Kopani.
The Ukrainian army said that two other settlements of Belarus were also targets in the same operation.
“We declare officially: the Ukrainian army has not planned and does not plan to take any offensive action against the Republic of Belarus,” the security service said in a statement. Source: APE-MPE class = “wp-embedded-content” data-secret = “UQBCvu1e4g”>
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