A whole Battalion of Belarusian soldiers have committed an act of treason as they have turned on Belarus and Vladimir Putin and have joined the Ukrainian forces.
The troops have vowed to help Ukrainian troops to free residents from Mariupol as the city is “is surrounded” and Russia are committing a “true genocide there.”
In the video posted on Twitter a Belarusian soldiers says, “For three weeks already, the whole of Ukraine is fighting the Russian invaders.
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“The most difficult situation is near Mariupol, which is surrounded. Russia is conducting a true genocide there.
“They want to wipe Mariupol from the face of the Earth. Mariupol must be de-blockaded.
“The whole world community should be talking today about Mariupol.
“We will provide support to all residents of Mariupol and will be trying to help Ukraine to de-blockade Mariupol.
“Mariupol is a Ukrainian city and it will remain so.”
The troops then all chant together: “Glory to Ukraine. Glory to the heroes. Long live Belarus.”
Belarusian media outlet Nexta tweeted the video, they added, “The Belarusian Volunteer Battalion named after Kastus Kalinovsky will come to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine in breaking the blockade of Mariupol
“Many Belarusians are fighting on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and the flow of volunteers does not stop growing.”
The Belarusian Volunteer Battalion named after Kastus Kalinovsky will come to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine in breaking the blockade of Mariupol
— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) March 17, 2022
The Belarusian troops that have volunteered to fight Russian forces with Ukraine are likely to be punished if they return home as the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko warned they will face prison.
One Reddit user Aspos said, “If they are Belarus citizens, they will face some difficulties when and if they return back home.
“It is illegal to join foreign armed forces and Lukashenko will put them in prison. So these guys are fighting not for their own country, but for their neighbours.
“Moreover, they fight fully knowing they will be thrown to prisons back home and still do it. Mad respect.”