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Su-35S multirole fighters of the Eastern Military District (VVO), involved in the verification of the reaction forces of the Union State, have completed their flight to airfields in the Republic of Belarus.

The crews of the Su-35S fighters took off from the airfield in the Khabarovsk Territory and covered a distance of about 8 thousand kilometers.

During the flight, the crews made two intermediate landings at the airfields of the Central Military District.

Flight routes were carefully worked out by aviation navigators, taking into account the maximum non-stop flight, as well as weather conditions along the entire route.

After getting acquainted with the flight routes in the airspace over the territory of the Republic of Belarus, the crews of Su-35S multifunctional fighters will take up combat duty for air defense as part of checking the functioning of the unified air defense system of the Union State.

The test of the reaction forces of the Union State will take place in two stages.

At the first stage (until February 9), the transfer and creation of groupings of troops (forces) on the territory of the Republic of Belarus as soon as possible, organization of protection and defense of important state and military facilities, protection of the State Border in the airspace, verification of the readiness and ability of air defense forces on duty and means to fulfill the tasks of covering important objects on the territory of the Republic of Belarus.

During the second stage of the verification (February 10-20), a joint exercise “Allied Resolve-2022” will be held, within which issues of suppressing and repelling external aggression, as well as countering terrorism and protecting the interests of the Union State will be worked out.

During the exercise, measures will be taken to strengthen the protection of the State Border to prevent the penetration of armed groups of militants, to block the channels for the delivery of weapons and ammunition, as well as to search for, block, and destroy illegal armed formations and sabotage and reconnaissance groups of a mock enemy.

The practical actions of the troops (forces) will take place at the Domanovsky, Gozhsky, Obuz-Lesnovsky, Brest and Osipovichsky training grounds, as well as in separate areas located on the territory of the Republic of Belarus. It is planned to use the airfields of Baranovichi, Luninets, Lida and Machulishchi.

The number of military personnel and equipment involved in the exercise, which falls under the scope of the Vienna Document 2011, does not exceed the parameters determined by it, which are subject to notification.

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