The Belarusian president also alleged that Ukraine was 'provoking Russia' and insisted that Belarus stands for peace.
Even after the Soviet Union fell, many former Communist countries continue to be ruled by admiring tyrants friendly to President Vladimir Putin’s Russia
In a video message Sunday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy rebuked Belarusians for allowing their country to be used as a staging ground for the Russian invasion.
Russia had grouped some 30,000 troops in Belarus ostensibly for exercises in the last weeks. They had been due to leave earlier this month but their presence was then extended indefinitely.
Russian Dy Foreign Minister reaffirmed that Moscow has no intentions of invading Ukraine as the West fears, but said that receiving Western security guarantees is the categoric imperative for Moscow.
Russia has denied any intention to attack its ex-Soviet neighbour, but demanded guarantees from the West that NATO will not expand to Ukraine or place its weapons and troops there.
Russia has denied having plans to attack its neighbor and in turn accused the Ukrainian leadership of hatching plans to use force to reclaim control of rebel-held territories.
Later on Sunday, the Polish head of government will meet his counterparts from the Baltic states -- two of which also share a border with Belarus -- to discuss the conflict.
Hundreds of desperate migrants are trapped in freezing temperatures on the border and the presence of troops from both sides has raised fears of a confrontation.
People were regularly arrested simply for putting the opposition’s red-and-white flag in their windows or even for dressing in red-and-white colors.