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26 May 2022, 15:53

Belarusian defense minister concerned about NATO recon flights

An archive photo courtesy of TASS
An archive photo courtesy of TASS

MINSK, 26 May (BelTA) – NATO's recon aviation is examining Belarus' territory. Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin mentioned it after the government conference held by Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko on 26 May to discuss military security, BelTA has learned.

Viktor Khrenin remarked that NATO military exercises are being held in Europe not far from Belarusian borders. Defender Europe 2022 is one of them. Additional war games are taking place under the guise of this exercise – a total of 21 war games. According to the minister, these maneuvers are united by a common concept. Most of the military personnel taking part in the exercises are soldiers of the United States.

Recon aviation flights are also taking place near Belarusian borders. A large number of them are registered every day.

Viktor Khrenin said: “We understand perfectly well that all the flights, dozens of which happen daily, are intended to study the territory and train the pilots, who learn and watch. We cannot but be concerned about it. God forbid if it becomes a theater of war in the future. We are very closely watching it and working out a set of measures to prevent transition of these tensions, which have evolved around our borders, to a hot phase.”

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