Russia sends strategic bombers to fly over Belarus and accuses EU of border crisis

Russia announced Wednesday with two Tu-22M3 strategic bombers to patrol Belarus’ airspace and practice interoperability with armies of command post from two economically and politically affiliated countries. Was dispatched.

“During the flight, the aircraft practiced interoperability between Russian troops and the ground command of the Republic of Belarus,” the ministry said in a statement. Reported by TASS..

“Russian planes participated in a combat team’s operational check on air defense combat alerts in the Federated State’s integrated regional air defense system,” he added.

The ministry noted that long-range bombers returned to Russia’s home airfield after all assigned missions had been completed.

The Tupolev Tu-22M3 bomber can carry nuclear missiles, including types of hypersonic missiles designed to evade sophisticated western air defenses.

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The Russian Tupolev Tu-22M supersonic strategic bomber will fly over the Moscow Kremlin on May 7, 2014. (Yuri Kadobnov / AFP via Getty Images)

Moscow, flying two bombers over Belarus, comes when the European Union considers sanctions on Wednesday to punish Minsk, an artificially created crisis related to illegal immigrants. The Kremlin said the deployment of the two aircraft had nothing to do with the border crisis and would support the testing of Belarus’ joint air defense system.

On Wednesday, Russia accused the European Union of the crisis at the Polish-Belarus border, did not follow its own humanitarian ideals, and “triggered Belarus with plans to close parts of the border.” I did. “

Border tensions continue to rise and have been boiling for months. Polish authorities have already deployed more than 15,000 soldiers on the border.

The EU has accused Belarus of encouraging illegal immigrants to cross the border in retaliation for previous sanctions imposed on Minsk for human rights abuses.

The 27-member Brock ambassador said on November 10 that the increase in the number of illegal immigrants flying to Belarus to reach the EU border would correspond to a “hybrid war” by Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko. I will agree.

Earlier this week, a large group tried to cross the border illegally. I cut the wire fence of the razor and tried to overcome the barriers set by the Polish army using tree branches and small trees. The clash between Polish troops and illegal immigrants has already led to injuries to both sides.

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Immigrants from the Middle East and elsewhere will meet on the Belarusian-Polish border near Grodno in Belarus on Monday, November 8, 2021. (Leonid Shcheglov / BelTA via AP)

Humanitarian organizations claim that Poland violates the international right to asylum by pushing illegal immigrants back to Belarus instead of accepting their application. Warsaw states that the action is legal.

In a statement on Monday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen accused Belarus of endangering people’s lives, and additional sanctions will be “finally approved.” Said he wanted.

“I am calling on Member States to finally approve extended sanctions against the Belarusian authorities responsible for this hybrid attack,” said Fonde Araien. “The EU is specifically looking for ways to sanction, including blacklisting third-country airlines that are active in trafficking.

In the coming days, the EU Commission will take action to prevent “the traps set by Belarusian authorities” by traveling to major migrant countries and countries through which illegal immigrants have passed. To Added.

In addition, the EU will seek options to work with the United Nations “to allow migrants to safely return to their country of origin with the support of their own authorities,” she said.

Ella Kietlinska and Reuters contributed to this report.

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