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Belarus Warns Sending Weapons to Ukraine Will Start World War III

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Maj. Barak Amundson and 1st Lt. Matthew Scott, 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron pilots, fly over Lithuania during a training mission with the Lithuanian air force April 23, 2014. The 48th Air Expeditionary Group has been conducting the Baltic Air Policing mission here since January and will be handing over the mission to the Polish air force at the beginning of May. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dana J. Butler/Released)

Belarusian dictator President Alexander Lukashenko, the closest ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, warned this week that NATO countries risk starting World War III by shipping weapons and ammunition to Ukraine.

In a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Lukashenko appeared to warn the West of the Kremlin’s view of continued aid provided to Ukraine.

“Belarus calls on the countries of the world to unite and prevent the regional conflict in Europe from escalating into a full-scale world war!” Lukashenko wrote.

The Belarusian leader directly referenced the billions of dollars in aid from the United States and NATO, including continual shipments of missile launchers, rockets, ammunition, tanks, armored vehicles, military aircraft, and more.

His comments also come after the United States Senate passed a $40 billion aid package for Ukraine, which includes further military and humanitarian aid to the country.

World War III = Is the U.S. Already At War With Russia?

In the eyes of the Kremlin, the United States has already unleashed a war on Russia.

Chief Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov warned back in March that U.S. sanctions levied against Russia constituted an “economic war” on the country. Also, in March, President Vladimir Putin accused the United States war of purposely pushing the country into war.

By April, Russia was warning the United States against the continued supply of weapons and aid to Ukraine, suggesting that it would lead to “unpredictable consequences.”

Stopping short of promising war, a Russian diplomatic note sent to the United States said that shipping weapons and supplies to Ukraine were “adding fuel” to the conflict.

“We call on the United States and its allies to stop the irresponsible militarization of Ukraine, which implies unpredictable consequences for regional and international security,” the note read.

The latest note from President Alexander Lukashenko may not be an official declaration of war, but it is a continuation of vague threats and nods to conflict by Russian officials over the last two months.

No World War III Just Yet…U.S. Sending Weapons Anyway

Despite the warnings, the United States and NATO remain committed to providing aid and military supplies to Ukraine.

On Tuesday, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleva tweeted his thanks to the United States government for its “ironclad support for Ukraine.” Kuleva added that “more weapons, including heavy, are headed to Ukraine as Russia continues its devastating attacks in the Donbas.”

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin also announced on Monday that more high-tech weapons are on their way to Ukraine. Following a meeting of 47 nations, an agreement was made to continue supplying Ukraine with heavy weapons and anti-ship missiles.

Jack Buckby is a British author, counter-extremism researcher, and journalist based in New York. Reporting on the U.K., Europe, and the U.S., he works to analyze and understand left-wing and right-wing radicalization, and reports on Western governments’ approaches to the pressing issues of today. His books and research papers explore these themes and propose pragmatic solutions to our increasingly polarized society.

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Jack Buckby is a British author, counter-extremism researcher, and journalist based in New York. Reporting on the U.K., Europe, and the U.S., he works to analyze and understand left-wing and right-wing radicalization, and reports on Western governments’ approaches to the pressing issues of today. His books and research papers explore these themes and propose pragmatic solutions to our increasingly polarized society.

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Him

    May 25, 2022 at 9:13 am

    Lukashenko threats, it’s like a Russian thug raping a Ukrainian woman in the crowded street – and then, when people start coming to help the woman, the Russian thug warns them he’s going to start shooting people. And he says, if anyone gets killed, it’s all your fault.

    It is totally sick how Belarussians and Russians can think that way – but as I walk in their shoes, I can understand why they say that.

    It is rooted in the paranoid delusion that Russians think everyone is going to attack them. It’s like a psycho-manic multiplied by 144 million people.

    And so, when 144 million people are deluded that everyone wants to attack them, they see it as a matter of national defence to make the first attack.

    When everyone in the West tells Russians, “No one wants to attack you” – the Russians believe the lie that Ukraine and other countries are filled with Nazis. Yes, just like any country, there are Nazis. But historically, it was the Soviet Russians who allied with Nazi Germany. So in terms of Nazi behaviour, it’s the Russians who are acting like Nazis.

    I bet that the typical Russian man and woman finds it impossible to admit they are wrong. And when the culture of 144 million people are characterised by arrogant, bullying people who refuse to admit when they are wrong – the result is the Russian people cannot shake off the delusion of thinking everyone wants to attack Russia. For that, the Russians would have to admit that they have been the aggressor for many decades. And the Russians are not going to admit that.

    And so, because Lukashenko and Putin are the propagators of the delusion that everyone wants to attack Russia, these tyrants feel they are acting in Russia’s best interest in attacking Ukraine, in order to create a buffer between Russia and all these countries wanting to attack Russia. Hence, when we help Ukraine DEFEND themselves – these Russians think it’s the start of the attack they always said would come.

    Little does it occur to Russians that, if they had not started it, no one would have attacked them.

    I have seen school bullies – they hit people. And when people hit back to defend, the bully hits harder. This is the same bully spirit multiplied by 144 million Russians.

    The thing is, even when bullies act tough in front of others, in their private lives, bullies weep at what pathetic people they really are inside. And I think Russians realise this too.

    Have you ever seen an idiot who blames everyone else. And then suddenly it dawns on that idiot that they are to problem? Same for Russia, multiplied by 144 million people.

  2. Alex got smoked in a drone strike

    May 25, 2022 at 11:24 am

    If that idiot Lukashenko had 3 brain cells to stitch together to make a coherent thought (which he doesn’t), he’d know that the contrails of a BUFF, a single B-52, over his country would mean total destruction of Belarus.

    Little puppets like that tool should know better to keep their mouth shut when big brother’s country is currently being destroyed.

  3. mcswell

    May 25, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    “a Russian diplomatic note sent to the United States said that shipping weapons and supplies to Ukraine were “adding fuel” to the conflict.” Gee, doesn’t he think that Russia sending weapons and supplies and soldiers into Ukraine is adding fuel? Withdraw all Russian troops and military equipment (or at least the equipment that still works), and the war will be over like that.

  4. Mike

    May 27, 2022 at 4:28 am

    World war 3 has already started. They just haven’t started a nuclear war yet. If Russia is crazy enough to launch a nuclear attack then they must know that they will also be obliterated by NATO nuclear missiles. Have they never heard of “MAD”? Mutual Assured Destruction. Unfortunately, it is NATO that needs to make a preemptive strike to stop Putin and his warmongers. They need to be stopped “NOW” or more innocent civilians are going to be slaughtered in Putin’s genocide of Ukraine. Look what happened with Serbia and NATO held back. That caused the deaths of thousands and was a mirror image of Hitler’s Nazi Germany with death camps and torture. If Putin is not stopped he will do the same in Ukraine and move on to the next country. Also bear in mind that Putin is dying from cancer and does not care about pushing the button.

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