BELARUS SAYS NO TO RUSSIAN AIR BASE ON ITS SOIL

Source: Defence Blog

Belarus is against establishing a Russian air base on its soil, Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko told at a meeting with media outlets from Russia.

Alexander Lukashenko said that the “issue of accommodating” a Russian air base on the territory of Belarus is not on the agenda.

“No one needs this base. (No need to) build some base at an old airfield. I ask [Russian President Vladimir] Putin a question: aircraft from Russia will have a flight time of 3-4 minutes. Why is it necessary to bring the airfield to the front line, if a war begins? One missile would be enough to finish off the runway,” Belarus’ leader added.

“This is some ill-conceived PR move,” Alexander Lukashenko also noted during meeting with media outlets from Russia.

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