Belarus Leader Lukashenko Contradicts Putin's Explanation

Written by Henrik Rothen

Mar.26 - 2024 8:33 PM CET

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Putin cannot possibly be happy with that statement.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has lost many allies over the past few years, not only close 'friends' but also leaders from other countries with whom he had a good rapport.

One individual who has not turned his back on Vladimir Putin is the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko. He has met with Putin numerous times over the last few years and has made no secret of his support for Russia in this war.

Therefore, it may come as a surprise that he does not support Putin's claim that the terrorists from the Moscow shooting were attempting to cross the border into Ukraine, where they supposedly had someone to help them cross.

In an interview, Alexander Lukashenko revealed that the terrorists actually tried to cross into Belarus, but were rejected and therefore turned their attention towards the Ukraine border instead.

"That's why there was no way they could enter Belarus. They saw that. That's why they turned away and went to the section of the Ukrainian-Russian border," Lukashenko said, contradicting Russia's claim they tried crossing into Ukraine first, according to AP.

This statement is something Putin cannot be pleased with. It took him a long time to acknowledge that the terrorists were radical Islamists, and despite this, he stubbornly claimed that it was Ukraine that had ordered them.

The report that the terrorists attempted to cross into Belarus rather than Ukraine certainly does not fit into Putin's narrative.

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