U.S. officials have not seen Belarusian troops involved in or preparing to join the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a senior U.S. defense official said Monday. "We have seen no indications that Belarusian troops are being readied to move into Ukraine and certainly no indications that they are in fact moving or are in Ukraine," the official told reporters. "Our best information is that the forces inside Ukraine are all Russians." Reports emerged earlier Monday that Belarus is preparing to send troops into Ukraine in support of the Russian invasion which began last week. ADVERTISEMENT Russian President Vladimir Putin Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin Succession’s Brian Cox at SAG Awards: Russian attack on Ukraine is ‘truly, truly awful’ Five things to know about Ukraine’s President Zelensky US urges citizens in Russia to consider leaving ‘immediately’ MORE so far has sent into Ukraine "just under 75 percent" of the more than 150,000 troops he had assembled for the assault, and forces have fired more than 380 missiles, the official said. The Kremlin has already used Belarus as a location from which to pour its troops quickly across the border into Ukraine after insisting the large number of forces assembled there were for joint military drills. The… Read full this story
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