The Belarusian Defense Ministry's press service does not specify the quantity.
Russian aviation - planes and helicopters - arrived in Belarus to take part in the exercises. The Belarusian Defense Ministry's press service does not specify their quantity. It is only noted that more than 40 Belarusian and Russian aircraft and helicopters will take part in the military exercises West-2017, which will start on September 14. People greeted Russians warmly and cordially on the Belarusian land, the Vayar agency informs and publishes photos from the meeting, Euroradio writes.
On Tuesday, MiG-29SMT fighters from Russia landed on one of the Belarusian airfields. First, Russian crews of the Fighter Aviation Regiment arrived, then - engineering staff along with all the necessary equipment.
The commander of the Belarusian military unit, Colonel Yury Pyzhyk, said at the meeting that "we have a common sky, and we are ready to defend it together." Authorities prepare excursions around Belarus, concert programs for the Russians.