Belarusian opposition says it damaged Russian warplane


Exiled Belarusian opposition figures say a Russian military plane has been damaged in a drone attack near the capital, Minsk. Aliksandr Azarov, leader of Belarusian anti-government organisation BYPOL, claimed responsibility for the attack on Telegram. The Beriev A-50 early warning aircraft was struck by multiple blasts near the Machulishchy airbase. It comes amid increased cooperation between Minsk and Moscow.  The strikes damaged front and central parts of the aircraft as well as its radar and antenna, BYPOL said on Telegram. “These were drones. The participants of the operation are Belarusian”, Mr Azarov said. Speaking to the BBC, Franak Viacorka, an adviser to Belarusian opposition leader, said the attack was “creative” and “sophisticated”. It was very brave because Belarusians are in a situation of the total terror”, he told BBC News.(BBC)…[+]