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11 November 2021, 13:49

Lukashenko ‘asked Russia' to deploy strategic aviation for patrols over Belarusian borders

MINSK, 11 November (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said he had asked the Russian Defense Ministry via the Russian president to get involved in duty patrols along the borders of Belarus and the Union State of Belarus and Russia. He made the relevant statement at a conference with top officials of the Council of Ministers on 11 November, BelTA has learned.

Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “I noticed yesterday that they had sent strategic bombers accompanied by our fighter jets. We should constantly monitor the situation at the border. We don't care about criticism. Yes, those are bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons. But we have no other way out. We have to see what they are doing beyond.”

“As we've agreed: from Moscow to Gomel along the southern border of Belarus, the western border, to Postavy in Vitebsk Oblast, and from Postavy to Moscow via Orsha. Russian and Belarusian military should monitor this ring – the Baltic states, Poland, and Ukraine. It is what Russians and we have agreed on. We cannot joke about it. The situation is serious over there. The key thing is that agreements are neglected. We don't know what they want,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

“Russians, Belarusians should control the situation together,” the Belarusian leader stressed.

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