MINSK, 2 July (BelTA) – A few days ago, Belarusian air defense systems intercepted Ukrainian missiles, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a meeting in the run-up to Independence Day in Minsk on 2 July, BelTA has learned.
"We are being provoked. Three days ago, maybe a little more, they attempted to strike at military facilities on the territory of Belarus from the territory of Ukraine. But, thank God, the Pantsir anti-aircraft systems intercepted all the missiles that were launched by the Armed Forces of Ukraine," Aleksandr Lukashenko said. “What is it? I swear to you: not a single soldier of Belarus is fighting on the territory of Ukraine.”
The president recalled the incident when several dozen Belarusian truckers were captured in Ukraine. Their vehicles were seized, two drivers were killed. “They said that they were killed by Russian missiles. They cut out the organs from the dead people to hide the fact that they had been shot. But our specialists sorted everything out. Is that nationalism? Is it Nazism? This is fascism," the head of state stressed.
Back then the Belarusian special services conducted an operation to free the truckers.