Ukraine’s air force says it’s counting on support from Belarusian partisans

11 August, 04:49 PM
Ukraine’s air force says it’s counting on support from Belarusian partisans (Photo:YouTube video frame/Ihor Yatsevich)

Ukraine’s air force says it’s counting on support from Belarusian partisans (Photo:YouTube video frame/Ihor Yatsevich)

Ukraine is counting on help from Belarusian partisans, Ukraine’s Air Force Command has said after reports of explosions at the Zyabrovka airbase in Belarus, which is under control of the Russian military.

Spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, Yuriy Ignat praised the work of the Belarusian partisan movement in comments to Polish-based Belarus opposition television channel Belstat on Aug 11.

“We know that they are extremely kind, smart and quick-witted people, who are already extremely good at helping our state and the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” Ignat told Belsat.

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“And we have nothing but gratitude towards the fraternal Belarusian people, who will help Ukraine defeat the invaders and drive them out of our land, as well as theirs.”

Nevertheless, Ignat said that as in the case of the destruction of Russian airbase at Novofedorivka in Crimea, people should trust official information from Ukraine’s Defense Ministry regarding the incident at the Zyabrovka airfield.

On the night of Aug 11, explosions were heard and flashes were seen near the Zyabrovka airfield. A shock wave was also reported.

According to an official statement  by the Ministry of Defense of Belarus, the explosions were caused by live-fire exercises carried out by the Air Defense Forces and the Air Force.

Full control of Zyabrovka airfield was handed to the Russian military by the Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko on July 7.

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