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Missile downed over Belarus may be Russian ploy: Ukraine

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Ukraine suggested Thursday that a missile Belarus shot down over its territory might have been a move by Moscow aimed at bringing Minsk into the war.

“The Ukrainian side does not exclude a deliberate provocation on the part of… Russia, which laid such a route for its cruise missiles to provoke their interception in the airspace over the territory of Belarus,” said a defence ministry statement.

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