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06-2022

Russian journalist Marina Ovzhannikova placed under house arrest

Russian journalist Marina Ovzhannikova placed under house arrest

Belarus denies reports of an explosion at an air force base near Ukraine

Belarus has denied reports of an overnight explosion at an airbase on the border with Ukraine. This is “during a test run” Vehicle fire in which engine was replaced“, the Belarusian Defense Ministry announced on Thursday The fire that broke out the night before was extinguished “in good time”. And take some more no injuries Given.

Earlier, a Belarusian Telegram channel that tracks military activity said an “explosion” could be heard near Syabrovka airfield in southeastern Belarus. In addition, “at least eight flashes” can be observed.

A senior adviser to Belarusian-in-exile opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said that Russian military aircraft are often stationed in the airspace Happen. Sjabrovka is about 30 kilometers from the border with northern Ukraine.

Several explosions occurred on Tuesday at Russia’s military airspace on Crimea’s Ukrainian peninsula. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the ammunition exploded there. However, there was no shelling or bombardment in the area.

Belarusian ruler Alexander Lukashenko is a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russian troops invaded Ukraine in late February, also coming from Belarus. (AFP)

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