Belarusian soldiers are furious with Vladimir Putin as they “do not want to play the role of Russian mercenaries.”
The soldiers have said that there morale is “extremely low” in what will be yet another major blow to Putin and the Kremlin.
Sky News has reported that
The command of a unit of Belarusian paratroopers received an order to cross the border into Ukraine, Sky News reported.
According to a Ukrainian update on Russia’s invasion, it also described the morale of the Belarusian soldiers as “extremely low.” It said the officers and soldiers “do not want to play the role of Russian mercenaries.”
The President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has publicly said that his military will not participate with Russia in helping Russian troops in Ukraine.
The Belarusian dictator said, “No decisions were made by me. And without my decision, these units cannot even be withdrawn from the barracks.”
However Lukashenko who is a close ally with Putin has allowed his country to be used by Russian forces to stage an invasion of Ukraine.