Combat aircraft in Baranavichy may carry nuclear weapons.
This statement was made by leader of the United Civil Party (UCP) Anatol Liabedzka.
“A number of steps were made in connection with the deployment of Russian troops in Belarus: an appeal to the Constitutional Court; we tried to carry out pickets across Belarus; we appealed to the defence minister to figure out the status of the group of Russian fighter jets in Baranavichy,” he told ucpb.org.
Secondly, we are informed that the use of nuclear weapons is not supposed in joint combat alert missions. But it means it is not supposed today, but the possibility of its use cannot be ruled out in principle. There’s no ban. The aircraft are technically capable to carry nuclear weapons if necessary.
The Russian Air Force commander, Viktor Bondarev, said on June 26 that the Russian air base for modified Su-27SM3 jets would be located in Lida, Hrodna region, and would begin to operate in 2013.
It was reported later that fighter jets will be deployed in Baranavichy on alert duty. The first group of Su-27 fighter jets was reported to have landed at an aerodrome in Baranavichy on December 7.
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