Defense Ministry informs about attempted violation of Belarusian airspace
August 24, Minsk / Corr. BELTA /. The Ministry of Defense informs about an attempt to violate the airspace of Belarus. BelTA learned this from the department.
On August 23, at about 19.30, the air force and air defense forces on duty suppressed a provocation from the Republic of Lithuania in the area of the Volkovschina settlement of the Oshmyany region. A probe of eight balloons with anti-state symbols was launched from the adjacent territory.
Thanks to the actions of the crews of the Mi-24 helicopters from the air defense duty forces, the flight of balloons was stopped without the use of weapons. The military department prepared the relevant materials and sent them to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus to prepare a note to the Lithuanian side.