The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus has established the identity of 160 citizens of the country who took part in the hostilities on the territory of Ukraine. This was announced on Thursday, November 24, by the Minister of Internal Affairs of Belarus, Lieutenant-General Ivan Kubrakov, in an interview with the Belarusian TV channel ONT.
“This is a very arbitrary figure. 160 persons that we have identified, who in one way or another were seen on the territory of Ukraine during the hostilities. In fact, as soon as they had to participate in hostilities, half fled, someone had already died. This figure is very, very arbitrary, Kubrakov said.
In addition, he clarified that the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus is holding accountable those who disseminate information on how to get into the territory of Ukraine and take part in hostilities.
Earlier, on November 23, at the summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko urged to stop the Ukrainian conflict and sit down at the negotiating table. However, he doubted that Ukraine would be allowed to do so. Lukashenka also drew attention to the direct involvement of Western countries in the conflict, as well as active attempts to draw Belarus into it.
In October, State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus Alexander Volfovich stated that the West is pushing Ukraine to continue the conflict by all means and is trying to draw Belarus into it. According to him, Minsk is not aimed at this and has always resolved all issues only through peace, negotiations and dialogue.