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Crisis on the border. Reuters: Two Russian bombers practiced in Belarus

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On Thursday, two Russian Tu-160 bombers, capable of carrying nuclear weapons, were practicing bomb attacks in Belarus, reports Reuters, citing the Belarusian Ministry of Defense. Belarus announces that similar flights will occur regularly.


Ruters writes that for the second day in a row Russia has sent strategic bombers to fly over Belarus as part of a show of support for the country.

Russian Tu-160 bomber. Illustrative photoShutterstock

Crisis on the border

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There is a migration crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border, caused, in the opinion of the West, by the authorities in Minsk. There is a state of emergency at the border, which means that journalists and activists from non-governmental organizations, including medics, are not allowed to enter this area. Tensions increased in the second week of November, when a large group of migrants attempted to cross the border by force. Governments say it is “the most difficult situation” since the outbreak of the border crisis.

Report: The crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border

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