Russian Air Force base in Belarus to open in 2016

A Russian airbase accommodating Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jets will open in Bobruisk, Belarus, in 2016, Russian Air Force Commander Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev said.

A Russian airbase accommodating Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jets will open in Bobruisk, Belarus, in 2016, Russian Air Force Commander Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev said.

"The Russian Air Force base in Belarus will open in 2016. Su-27 fighters will be stationed there," Bondarev told reporters during a three-day tour of new facilities of the Russian Air Force.

He said Russian jets would be stationed at a military airfield in Bobruisk and specifications for the airfield's renovation had already been drafted.

A number of Su-27 fighters of the Russian Air Force will be deployed at another Belarusian airfield, Baranovichi.

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