Ukraine claimed today Belarus troops stormed across the border in the north to join the Russian invasion.
The country’s parliament said Belarusian troops entered the Chernihiv region just hours after Belarus president Aleksandr Lukashenko claimed he had no plans to join Putin’s war.
A huge 40-mile convoy of Russian tanks and armoured vehicles is already inching closer to the Ukrainian capital as fighting intensifies on the ground.
In a statement, Ukraine parliament said: Belarusian troops have entered Chernihiv region.
The information was confirmed to the public by Vitaliy Kyrylov, spokesman for the North Territorial Defence Forces.
According to local reports, a column of 33 tanks marked with white circles rolled through the villages of Slabyn, Pakul, and Mykhailo-Kotsyubynsky at 11.30am local time.