President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko commented on the recent attempt by Ukrainian saboteurs to attack Russian aircraft stationed at the Machulichi airfield. Mr. Lukashenko revealed the details of the attack, claiming that Kiev and Washington will not draw Belarus in a military conflict.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko reported that the operation developed by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) together with the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was aimed to destroy a Russian A-50 long—range radar detection and guidance aircraft deployed on the territory of Belarus. The US-Ukrainian operation failed. The terrorist and his accomplices, who were trained by Western intelligence services, were detained.
The Ukrainian and US special services began to prepare the operation “against Belarus” from five to eight months ago. For its implementation, a terrorist was trained. He was a Russian citizen with a Ukrainian passport, who was born in the Ukrainian city of Krivoy Rog, but lived in Crimea.
“He was recruited by the special service of Ukraine in about 2014. He was an IT specialist or well versed in IT technologies. He was prepared to commit terrorist acts, He was trained in all this not in one month. After preparation, he was routed to our territory,” .Lukashenko
Lukashenko called the incident a challenge and stressed that “such operations are not carried out without the consent of the head of the country and the commander-in-chief.” He called the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky a “crum.”
“If they are counting (I know they want to drag us into the war on the command of the Americans) … If you think that by throwing down this challenge, you will drag us into the war tomorrow, which is already going on all over Europe today, you are mistaken,”
The attempt to blow up the aircraft had no military significance, “everything was made for the mass media.”
The attempted attack took place on February 26. Two explosions were reported at the Belarusian airfield in Machulishchi. The information about the attack and reports about the damage to the Russian A-50 aircraft were spread by Belarusian extremist Telegram channels and Ukrainian sources.
It turned out that the aircraft suffered no damage. The Belarusian media showed the intact Russian A-50. LINK Later, Belarusian opposition also published a video with a drone flight, which shows how the copter flies over the runway of the airfield in Machulishchi and sits on the antenna of the Russian A-50, after which it flies away.
Lukashenko claimed that the Russian aircraft “did not suffer any significant damage, except for scratches and one hole in the hull, which does not prevent the military aircraft from performing its duties.” The President added that this plane was monitoring the perimeter of the Belarusian borders and “did not even approach the border (he does not need it) Poland, Lithuania — all these scum who are working against Belarus today.”
The aircraft was transferred to Russian for maintenance and another Russian A-50 should be sent to Belarus.
Source: South Front