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The Ukrainian ambassador said that Kyiv has withdrawn part of its forces towards Belarus

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Moscow, January 12 – The Ukrainian ambassador to London, Vadym Prystaiko, said that Kyiv had withdrawn part of its forces to the north of the country.

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“We have to stay,” the diplomat said <...> forces in northern Ukraine, and to withdraw them away from the front line, to make sure they don’t come and try to cut off the line that allows us to communicate with the West.” Britain’s Sky News said when asked if the authorities were worried about the situation on the Belarusian border.
Earlier, the State Border Commission (SBC) of Belarus indicated that the Ukrainian military continues to mine the border areas.
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova indicated in December 2022 that the deployment of a joint regional grouping of Russian and Belarusian forces, as agreed by the presidents of the two countries, Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin, is a response to the build-up of NATO forces in Poland and the Baltic states. At the same time, the statements of the Ukrainian side about the alleged creation of a group by Russia in Belarus to attack from the Belarusian direction, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry viewed as an attempt to beg the West for more money and weapons.

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