Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday night warned Belarusians not to allow Russian President Vladimir Putin to drag their country into his war against Ukraine.
“You are being drawn into the war. The Kremlin has already decided everything for you,” Zelensky said during a video address on Sunday night. “But you are not slaves and cannon fodder. You don’t have to die.”
Zelensky suggested that Belarus was being drawn into the war more actively than at the start of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, which began on February 24.