Belarusian President admits Ukraine war 'dragging on'

Belarus' authoritarian leader admitted on Thursday in a sit-down interview with The Associated Press he didn't think Russia's operation in Ukraine would "drag on this way.""I am not immersed in this problem enough to say whether it goes according to plan, like the Russians say, or like I feel it," President Alexander Lukashenko said."I want to stress one more time, I feel like this operation has dragged on," he added.Russia deployed forces to Belarusian territory under the pretext of military drills and then sent them rolling into Ukraine as part of the invasion that began on February 24.

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