Two long-range Russian bombers, even armed with nuclear weapons, patrolled in Belarus on Saturday. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, two Tu-22M3s flew for four hours each “to perform joint tasks with aircraft of air defense and the Belarusian Air Force”.
The planes were escorted by Su-30 heavy bombers of the Belarusian Air Force, which Russia delivered to its ally. The Russian aircraft patrol on Saturday was the third such operation since last month.
Ukrainian leaders fear that Russia will use the territory of its ally, Belarus, to attack Ukraine. Russia has deployed troops near the border and fears they will invade Ukraine. Russia denies this and in the meantime demands that Ukraine Not joining NATO.
The European Union accuses Alexander Lukashenko, who was re-elected for a sixth term in the controversial presidential election last August, of supporting illegal border crossings in the form of a “mixed attack” in retaliation for the crackdown on a regime protesting against its rule. regime. The Belarusian leader denies this. (MTI)
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