Belarus: Russia’s accomplice or an occupied nation?

While Ukraine contemplates the threat of possible invasion of its north from Belarus, which would escalate the already bloody war to a new extent, the Belarusian regime remains rather invested in Russian aggression even the way things are now. Ukraine is still constantly being attacked from airfields in Belarus, with the key target being the critical infrastructure, and millions of civilians are affected as a result.

However, there are reasons to consider Belarus as a country under Russian occupation rather than a side of the conflict, as Lukashenko is not recognized as the legitimate head of the state by both the Belarusian nation and the absolute majority of the world.

The fact that ordinary Belarusians’ opinion on the Russia-Ukraine war is opposite to the Lukashenko regime’s stance makes the role of this country rather dubious. For instance, the
Kastus Kalinovsky’s regiment, formed on the basis of Belarusian volunteers who had been in Ukraine since 2014, numbers several thousand people and heroically fights for both Ukrainian and Belarusian freedom.

There are many other ways the Belarusian nation supports Ukraine in its resistance to the aggressor, and Ukraine In Flames explores them to better understand if Belarus is indeed Russia’s accomplice or an occupied nation.

UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.

If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center –

NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians –

How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:

👉🏻 Come back alive – (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc); 

👉🏻 CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);

👉🏻 UNITED 24 – (was launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)

👉🏻 Army SOS – (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);

👉🏻 Vostok SOS – (raising funds for various needs of the army);

👉🏻 Phoenix Wings – (the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army).