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Belarus’ Mi-24 helicopter suspected of violating Lithuania’s airspace

Belarus’ Mi-24 helicopter suspected of violating Lithuania’s airspace


Lithuania suspects a Belarus’ Mi-24 assault helicopter (NATO code identify Hind) entered its airspace on Sunday afternoon with out permission, the Belsat information company reported.

The top of the Belarusian diplomatic mission in Vilnius, Valery Baranouski, acquired a protest be aware at present. The reason being the violation of the state border by the Belarusian army helicopter, in line with Belsat.

The Ministry of International Affairs in Vilnius acknowledged within the be aware that the Belarusian Mi-24 breached Lithuanian airspace yesterday at 18:50 within the neighborhood of the village of Miedniki (Medininkai). The Lithuanian facet referred to as on the authorities in Minsk to make clear the circumstances of the incident and to forestall such incidents from taking place sooner or later.

In flip, the Belarusian army stated that it used Mi-24 army helicopters to cease eight air balloons “with anti-state slogans” from crossing the border through the Freedom Manner demonstration in Lithuania.

“A probe of eight balloons with anti-state symbols was launched from the adjoining territory. Because of the actions of the crews of the Mi-24 helicopters […], the flight of balloons was stopped with out using weapons,” stated the ministry, in line with the unbiased Belarusian information web site, TUT.by.

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