Minsk is constantly escalating tensions on its borders with other countries, and attention should be paid to the rhetoric of the regime of Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko, Ukrainian States Border Guard Service spokesperson Andriy Demchenko said on Sept. 3
Demchenko, speaking on Ukrainian national television, was commenting on a recent incident in which a Polish military helicopter was alleged by Minsk to have crossed the border of Poland and Belarus. Poland denies the incursion.
In early August, two Belarusian helicopters violated Polish airspace near the Poland’s eastern border with Belarus. Poland moved troops towards its border with Belarus in response to the airspace violation.
"It’s noteworthy that Belarus is constantly escalating or manipulating in various ways (tensions on) the border and (tensions) with the countries it borders," Demchenko said.
"We need to be careful what Belarus says when it is accusing different countries (of things)."
Demchenko also recalled the situation with migrants on the Belarusian-Polish border: Starting in July 2021, Belarus started to organize mass border incursions into Poland, Lithuania and Latvia after Lukashenko threatened to “flood” the EU with “drugs and migrants.”
However, Demchenko also clarified that no attempts to create a provocation have been recorded on the Ukrainian border with Belarus so far.
"Despite everything, the units of the State Border Guard Service and other defense forces are well aware of how dangerous the situation with Belarus, which supports Russia, can be," he said.
"Therefore, they are ready for any situation."
The Border Committee of Belarus on Sept. 1 claimed that a Polish Mi-24 military helicopter had crossed the Belarusian border.
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