“The Belarusian Air Force is prepared for any developments and has taken appropriate measures to ensure the security of the country.” Deputy Air Force and Air Defense Commander Anatoly Bulavko told STV TV, referring to the Ukrainian missile shot down over Belarus in late December.
According to the senior military official, Belarus currently has all the means to ensure its security. “That’s why we see the situation soberly and have taken appropriate measures. And our population, our people, can sleep peacefully and everyone can go about their work.”
A missile launched from Ukrainian territory was shot down by Belarusian air defenses Thursday morning as it violated the country’s airspace. Its fragments landed near the village of Gorbacha, Ivanovo District, Brest Region. Minsk has urged Kyiv to thoroughly investigate the incident, prosecute those responsible and take comprehensive measures to prevent such incidents from happening again in the future.
Meanwhile, the Russian and Belarusian armed forces have extended their joint drills until January 8. This was reported by Belarusski Hajun, an independent Belarusian media outlet that monitors military activities, through its Telegram channel. It is noted that the joint exercises started on April 29, ie 36 weeks ago.