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NATO: Russia is launching many air operations from Belarus

Rogue Valley

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Apr 18, 2013
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NATO: Russia is launching many air operations from Belarus


NATO on Thursday told CNN aboard a surveillance plane that Russia is launching many of their air operations against Ukraine from Belarus. CNN joined NATO on its Airborne Warning and Control System (AWCS) plane that is used on the Ukrainian-Poland border to collect intelligence. The Russians know the planes are there and try to jam their radar, NATO's technical director told CNN. NATO mission's technical director told the outlet the "vast majority" of Russian jets have been found coming to Ukraine from Belarus, a neighboring country and ally to Russian President Vladimir Putin. A U.S. defense official said this week Russia is launching air operations from Belarus, the Black Sea, Russia and Ukraine. NATO tactical director Denis Guillaume said Thursday that a dozen Russian jets were idling in Belarus.

When asked by CNN if NATO is sharing this intelligence with Ukraine, he declined to answer. "I cannot answer that question," Guillaume said. The technical director told the outlet, "The only thing I can tell you right now is that we, as NATO allies, are sharing the data with NATO countries." However, the technical director said the NATO countries can do with the intelligence what they want. Although it isn't clear what information the U.S. is sending Ukraine, it is known the country has been sharing intelligence to help Ukraine's fight against Russia. NATO countries have begun sanctioning Belarus' banks and other individuals due to them letting Russia use their country in its invasion of Ukraine. Before the invasion, Belarus let Russia build up thousands of troops on its borders to eventually go into Ukraine.

The "vast majority" of Russian jets have been found coming to Ukraine from Belarus.

But God forbid that 28 old Polish MiGs sould be transferred to Ukraine.
I can't believe the US bitched out on that.
Maybe Bozo Biden will change his mind with this news. If Belarus is willing to give Russia airspace to launch their war crime attacks, then we can sure as shit supply the Ukrainians with jets.
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