Belarus takes part in large-scale military exercises with Russia on Ukrainian border
11:34, — Army
The exercises will be held from May 20 to May 26.
It was said on Wednesday by Viktor Bondarev, the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Forces, Segonya writes.
“We'll have the fourth stage, an international one. It will involve crews from Belarus, Kazakhstan and China. But the French crew seems not to arrive,” he said to journalists in Voronezh.
The international stage of the competition is expected to be held on May 20 – May 26. Delegations from Egypt, Pakistan and India will arrive to observe the game. They will be able to participate in the competition later.
The first competition held in summer 2013 in Lipetsk involving the best pilots of the Russian Armed Forces. This year's competition is international. The all-Russian contest will open at the base of the Air Force Academy in Voronezh on May 21.
Russia plans to hold military exercises near Ukraine during the presidential election in the country. Kyiv called on Moscow not to have the drills, as it may escalate the situation in Ukraine.
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