The Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko has requested security assurances from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The state-owned BelTA news agency reported that the Russian defense minister asked for assurances that Moscow would defend his country in the event of an attack on Monday, April 10.
According to BelTA, Lukashenko made the remarks to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at a meeting in Minsk, the capital of Belarus.
According to reports, Lukashenko stated that he had previously discussed the issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who, according to Lukashenko, concurred with him that such security guarantees were required and required to be formalized.
“In general, it appeared from the talks with Putin that the Russian Federation would defend Belarus as its own territory in the event of aggression.” According to reports, Lukashenko stated, “These are the kinds of security (guarantees) that we require.”
During Russia’s military campaign in Ukraine, which Russia refers to as “a special military operation,” Belarus, which is currently home to some Russian troops, has provided assistance to Moscow.
Minsk allowed Moscow to use its territory to launch an unsuccessful assault on Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, at the beginning of the war.