Russian invasion: Situation report day 366
February 24, 2023 - A Ukrainian intelligence report of Russian troops in Ukrainian uniforms near the Belarus border raises fears of a false flag operation to draw Minsk into the war. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has said that Belarus would only enter the war if attacked by Ukraine.
Moldova’s government has dismissed Russian allegations of a Ukrainian plan to invade the breakaway region of Transdniestria. Russia claimed that Ukraine planned to stage an attack supposedly by Russian forces from Transnistria as a pretext for the invasion. Experts believe that while Moscow has no plans to attack Moldova at this point, there has been an ongoing effort by the Kremlin to undermine the government.
China has issued a 12-point ceasefire plan but abstained from a UN General Assembly vote calling for Russian withdrawal, amid claims by NATO secretrary general Jens Stoltenberg that there are signs it may be preparing to arm Moscow.