BRUSSELS, BE~ Following a news report that stated that equipment made by a Belgian company came up around Russia’s Belgorod region, Belgium is looking into whether weaponry it delivered to help Ukraine protect its territory were used in fighting just across the border.
Alexander De Croo, the prime minister of Belgium, issued a cautionary statement on Monday against drawing fast conclusions since weapons sometimes surface up in unexpected locations after being shipped across many years and numerous regions. According to De Croo, “Defense and information services launched an investigation to be absolutely certain what happened there.” Over the weekend, The Washington Post carried comprehensive reporting claiming that Belgorod, a city bordering Ukraine, had discovered armaments from a number of NATO members, including the United States, Poland, Czechia, and Belgium. The Post’s article raised questions
Following a news report that stated that equipment made by a Belgian company came up around Russia’s Belgorod region, Belgium is looking into whether weaponry it delivered to help Ukraine protect its territory were used in fighting just across the border.
on the existence of adequate controls in Ukraine. According to De Croo, European Union countries sent Ukraine with weaponry with the condition that they would only be used inside the invaded nation to protect its territory.
The prime minister declared, “The rule is very strict,” as Russia would probably see the use of the weapons outside of Ukraine as an act of Western aggression. De Croo stated that while there may be “leakage of our weapons to other conflicts,” if it were true that weapons meant to defend Ukraine were used in “We would take that extremely seriously” if Russia was engaged in combat. The Russian Volunteer Corps and the Legion of Free Russia, militias opposed to Russian President Vladimir Putin, carried out a cross-border raid, according to The Washington Post. The second gang says it consists of Russians fighting for Ukraine.
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