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In Belarus, joint air force and air defense exercises with Russia start

In Belarus, joint air force and air defense exercises with Russia start Photo: Joint air force and air defense exercises with Russia have started in Belarus (Getty Images)
Author: Daryna Vialko

On Monday, May 17, joint exercises of the Air Force and air defense began in Belarus with Russia, according to the Ministry of Defense of Belarus.

As reported, the exercises will focus on coordinating diverse aviation forces and organizing cooperation during their training and combat missions.

The main efforts during the exercises will be aimed at solving the tasks of the protection of state and military objects from air attacks. Additionally, at aviation training grounds, aviation crews will practically work out a number of tasks aimed at covering ground forces units.

The exercise involves aviation military units, units of anti-aircraft missile and radio engineering troops of the Armed Forces of Belarus, as well as crews of reconnaissance, fighter, and army aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces.

It is noted that the exercises will continue until May 31.

Joint exercises of Russia and Belarus

Russia and Belarus frequently conduct joint military exercises.

Recently, Vladimir Putin said that he planned to discuss security issues and the second phase of Russian nuclear drills involving Belarusian military personnel with President Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk.

It should also be noted that in early April, Lukashenko said that Belarus "doesn't want to go to war," but is preparing for it. The country continues to train relevant units and more.