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Lukashenko accuses Ukraine of firing missiles on Belarus: state media

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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday said his army had shot down missiles fired into their territory from Ukraine, amid growing speculation about Minsk’s involvement in Kyiv’s conflict with Russia.

“We are being provoked,” Lukashenko was quoted as saying by state news agency Belta. “I must tell you that around three days ago, maybe more, they tried to strike military targets in Belarus from Ukraine. Thank God, our Pantsir anti-air systems intercepted all the missiles fired by the Ukrainian forces.”

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