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25 November 2021, 17:56

Belarusian Defense Ministry beefs up air defense duty forces, teams up with Russia for air patrols

MINSK, 25 November (BelTA) – The Belarusian Defense Ministry has decided to reinforce the air defense duty units in addition to arranging joint patrols with the Russian Aerospace Forces, the ministry's press service told BelTA.

The Defense Ministry said: “Due to more frequent flights of various kinds of aviation near the Belarusian border and for the sake of preventing violations of the state border in air space a decision has been made in favor of reinforcing the air defense duty units and arranging joint patrols of the state border in air space by the aviation of the Air Force and Air Defense Command of the Armed Forces of Belarus and the Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation.”

A mixed tactical patrol group flew along the state border on 25 November. The group included Belarusian and Russian multirole fighter jets Su-30SM.

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