Lukashenko asks Russia to give Belarus warplanes instead of placing military base

Source : 112 Ukraine

President of Belarus considers placing Russian military base on its territory a demonstration
18:52, 4 February 2017

Press-service of Belarus President

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at a press conference, said that the transfer of military aircraft to Belarus is more suitable than the creation of the Russian military base in Bobruisk. It is reported by "TASS".

"From the military point of view, there is no need in militaty base here. This base and planes, they (the Russian Federation) want to put here - this is a demonstration", Lukashenko said.

At the same time, the president of Belarus reminded Russia that their countries are a grouping and asked the Russian Federation to give them 20 military aircrafts.

"We have excellent pilots, excellent school. You know that we fight not worse on military jets. Give us 20 planes, because we are the unified grouping ", he said.

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