Dec 29, 2014

Russia to station additional SU-27 combat aircraft in Belarus

Russia is to permanently deploy an additional eight Sukhoi Su-27 'Flanker' fighters to Belarus, as relations with the West remain tense.
The eight Su-27s will join the four already based at Baranovichi Air Base, near the Belarus borders with Lithuania and Poland.
Russia deployed its first Su-27 fighters to Belarus in late 2013, and had deployed six Su-27 fighters, as well as transport and airborne early warning and control aircraft, to this location in the immediate aftermath of the annexation of Crimea in March. It had, however, since reduced the number of 'Flankers' permanently stationed there to four.

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