Belarus joined the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Tuesday

Ukraine on Tuesday said Belarus had joined the Russian invasion of Ukraine — but the U.S. said later in the day it had “no indication” the claim was correct.

In a tweet posted on Tuesday morning, Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, said it had confirmed earlier reports that Belarusian troops were on Ukrainian soil.

“Belarusian troops have entered Chernihiv region. The information was confirmed to the public by Vitaliy Kyrylov, spokesman for the North Territorial Defense Forces. More details later,” the tweet said.

According to local reports, a Belarusian column of 33 units had entered the region, located north of Kyiv, with mobile communications cut.

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