Ukraine allies in Belarus damage Russian AWACS in drone strike
An opposition organization active in Moscow-allied Belarus says it took a page from its invasion-fighting neighbors to the south by using drones to drop munitions on a Russian warplane that had been used to assist rocket strikes on Ukraine, purportedly inflicting considerable damage.
The BYPOL group opposing authoritarian Belarus leader and Moscow supporter Alexander Lukashenko says it struck a blow to the continuing Russian attacks on Ukraine with a drone strike Sunday. It claimed air-dropped explosives damaged one of the Russian Air Force’s Beriev A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft (AWACS). The reconnaissance plane had been flown allegedly 12 different times in recent weeks to locate where Ukraine air defense systems had been activated so Russian rocket strikes could be directed to take them out.
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Various media reports quoted comments by BYPOL saying…