02 June 2023,   19:59
If Belarus joins the war, we will fight and we will survive - Volodymyr Zelensky

President of Ukraine in the interview to BBC addressed a threat by Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko to wage war alongside Russian troops from his territory if a single Ukrainian soldier crossed the border.

“I hope [Belarus] won’t join [the war]. If it does, we will fight and we will survive”, - said Volodymyr Zelensky.

Allowing Russia to use Belarus as a staging post for an attack again would be a “huge mistake”, he added.