Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine Hanna Maliar said this on the air of Ukrainian TV channels, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.
"The enemy forces do not abandon their plans to completely capture Donetsk and Luhansk regions. They are also encroaching on Kharkiv region and trying to strengthen their positions there and regroup troops. We are now recording missile systems being sent to Homel region, and the enemy is trying to accumulate them there, apparently due to plans to launch missile strikes or use them there as a tool for blackmailing and intimidating. Therefore, the territory of Belarus continues to be actively used by Russia to carry out aggressive actions,” Maliar said.
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the beginning of a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Russian troops have been shelling and destroying key infrastructure facilities, conducting massive shelling of residential areas of Ukrainian cities and villages using artillery, multiple rocket launchers and ballistic missiles.
Martial law was imposed in Ukraine and general mobilization was announced.
The United States, the European Union, and other countries impose sanctions on Russia as an aggressor whose international isolation is growing by the day.