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Belarusian helicopters spotted over Poland, Warsaw denies

Belarusian helicopters spotted over Poland, Warsaw denies Illustrative photo (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

On August 1, Belarusian military helicopters were spotted in the sky over the border village of Bialowieza (Poland). However, there were no violations of airspace reported, according to the Operational Command of the Armed Forces of Poland, reported by RMF24.

Local residents of the village of Bialowieza witnessed Belarusian military helicopters flying over their homes. During this demonstrative flight, both Mi-24 and Mi-8 helicopters were spotted.

Photo: Belarusian helicopters (

The Polish authorities deny any violation of their country's airspace.

Polish military is closely monitoring to ensure that none of the helicopters cross the border. It is also noted that the Belarusians informed about their flights near the Polish border.

During one of the flights, residents of Bialowieza spotted the helicopters. According to reports, there was one helicopter and one unmanned aerial vehicle.

RMF FM also reported that Polish radars did not detect any crossing of the border. Soldiers acknowledge that the vehicles were visible from Bialowieza under suitable visibility conditions, which may have given the impression that they were on the Polish side.

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