Russia is trying to recruit retired pilots from Belarus for the war
Belarusian pilots do not agree to fight against Ukraine (Photo:Aviation of Russia)
The Russian authorities are trying to recruit retired pilots from Belarus to participate in the war against Ukraine, the Belarusian Telegram channel Golovnogo Mozga reported on Oct. 14.
According to the channel, the Russian recruiters promise retired Belarusian pilots double pensions and combat payments if they agree to serve.
However, the channel said the Russian recruitment efforts have failed to achieve much success. Of the 60 pilots approached, only two agreed, it said.
Earlier this week, the media reported that Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko had decided to start a covert mobilization in Belarus.
On Oct. 10, Lukashenko announced that Russia and Belarus had agreed to deploy a regional group of troops. Its formation has allegedly begun.
Earlier, on Oct. 4, Lukashenko finally acknowledged that Belarus was participating in the war against Ukraine.
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