Belarus launches large-scale army drills

Belarus launches large-scale army drills
# 04 May 2022 10:17 (UTC +04:00)

The armed forces of Belarus began sudden large-scale drills this morning to test their combat readiness, the country's defense ministry said, APA reports citing BBC.

The ministry said the exercise posed no threat to its neighbors or the European community in general.

Belarus is a close ally of Russia. Russia calls its actions in Ukraine a "special military operation".

Russian forces turned their heaviest firepower on Ukraine's east and south after failing to take Kyiv, the capital, in the opening weeks of the war.

There were also fresh attacks in the west. The mayor of Lviv said Russian missile strikes had damaged electricity and water networks in the western city near the Polish border, across which flows Western arms supplies for Ukraine's military.

Russian forces also struck six railway stations in the center and west of the country, the head of Ukraine's railways, Oleksandr Kamyshin, said. There were no injuries to civilians, he added on Twitter.

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