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Air base of the Russian Federation in Belarus will be located near the border with Poland and Lithuania RIA Novosti

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The creation of a Russian air base in Belarus is the result of the implementation of an intergovernmental agreement on the strengthening of the military component of the Union State.




Russia for the first time creates its own in Belarus aviation base: it will be located in the city of Lida near the border with Poland and Lithuania and will begin to function in 2013, Lieutenant General Viktor Bondarev, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force, announced on Wednesday.

“The creation of a Russian air base in Belarus is the result of the implementation of an intergovernmental agreement on strengthening the military component of the Union State. As a member of the Union State, Russia is obliged to form and have its own airbase there,” the general told reporters.

Asked whether the airbase would be purely Russian or a joint Russian-Belarusian one, General Bondarev said: “At first it will be Russian, and then we'll see.”

“The location of the airbase is finally determined - the city of Lida in the north-west of Belarus. The Belarusian side will equip the base, we will help them in this. The airbase will become an important element of the first strategic defense echelon of the Union State, providing cover to the airspace of Belarus,” the commander in chief noted.

According to him, Lida will not need to build any new objects at the airfield - “there’s nothing to build there, everything is there.” The base will start functioning this year, “in a few months,” the modified Su-27CM3 fighters will be placed on it, the general noted.

Commenting on the possibility of strengthening the air group at the airbase with other Russian combat aircraft, he said: “While we are deploying the Su-27CM3 there, and then see what happens, and make a final decision.”

Air base of the Russian Federation in Belarus will be located near the border with Poland and Lithuania RIA Novosti


Why does Russia need a base in Belarus?

“Lida is a very convenient place,” commented Vladimir Anokhin, vice-president of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems, on the choice of base for the base view of the VIEW newspaper. “It is located at a relatively short distance from the Russian Federation, which provides material support and material and technical base from our side and at the same time a rather short flight time to the border.”

“Lida was a very powerful base in the Soviet Union. It was comparable with the Vitebsk base and with others. Although then there were no bases in the modern sense - these were the airfields of the permanent basing of regiments and divisions, ”he added.

“The further the base is from the borders of Russia, the greater the security. On the other hand, this implies operational-tactical cooperation with the army of the Republic of Belarus, ”the expert noted.

Recall that in the spring Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that in 2015, Moscow plans to deploy an air regiment in Belarus, “which will serve to protect our borders.” “We have begun to consider a plan to create a Russian air base with fighter aircraft here. In 2013, we will create an aviation commandant's office and set up the first duty unit of combat fighters, ”said the head of the military department at a meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk.

According to Vladimir Anokhin, in order to ensure the security of the Russian borders in this direction, a mixed aviation division should be deployed at the airbase - a regiment of front-line bombers, a regiment of fighter-bombers and a regiment of fighters.

“The general headquarters must provide for support aerodromes, hop aerodromes and the dispersal of this base. From a military point of view, there should be bomber aircraft with powerful carriers and cover fighters, ”he said.

Now there are two Russian military facilities in Belarus: the Volga radar station in Gantsevichi (near Baranavichy) and the 43 th naval communications center in Vileyka. The first object put on alert in October 2003 of the year is part of the missile attack warning system. Russia rented it until 2020. The second object provides communication of the General Staff of the Navy with nuclear submarines carrying combat duty in the areas of the Atlantic, Indian and partly Pacific Oceans.

Recall that statements about the appearance of a Russian military base in Belarus appeared against the background of the ongoing preparation of the United States for creating missile defense systems in the neighboring countries of Central Europe. However, in May, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Sergei Lavrov, said that this airbase was not related to the European missile defense system. “Purely from a military point of view, the air force in the form in which this issue was discussed between Russia and Belarus is not related to missile defense,” he said, answering the question whether the creation of an air base in Belarus is the answer of the European missile defense system.

Lavrov noted that there are other means to neutralize the risks. “I see no reason to worry about this topic,” said the Russian foreign minister.



Sources of information:
http://ria.ru/defense_safety/20130626/945861257.html
http://www.vz.ru/society/2013/6/26/638920.html
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  1. zvereok
    zvereok 27 June 2013 07: 34
    -32 qualifying.
    They write that the Russian military left Tarsus. There was a man or two, but it is symbolic. It looks like Putin was put Cancer on g8 and Syria
    All the same, it will be surrendered. If so, Putin is a balabol. Sorry.
    1. avant-garde
      avant-garde 27 June 2013 07: 38
      +5
      Quote: zvereok
      They write that the Russian military left Tarsus. There was a man or two, but it is symbolic. It looks like Putin was put Cancer on g8 and Syria
      All the same, it will be surrendered. If so, Putin is a balabol. Sorry.

      I re-read the article, well, I didn’t find anything about cancer in Syria and about Putin request.

      Lavrov noted that there are other means to neutralize the risks. “I see no reason to worry about this topic,” said the Russian foreign minister.- Well, that’s cool leadership confidence gives rise to confidence in the people! soldier
      1. Phantom Revolution
        27 June 2013 07: 57
        +7
        Quote: avant-garde
        Lavrov noted that there are other means to neutralize risks. “I see no reason to worry about this topic,” the Russian Foreign Minister said. “Well, that’s cool leadership confidence gives rise to confidence in the people!” soldier

        They say that they are going to withdraw from the agreement with the United States on short- and medium-range missiles.
    2. Tersky
      Tersky 27 June 2013 07: 42
      +5
      Quote: zvereok
      They write that the Russian military left Tarsus. There was a man or two, but it is symbolic. It looks like Putin was put Cancer on g8 and Syria will still be surrendered

      From whom is the news so sad? Don’t share it. Here's what the US media writes:With its naval deployment, Moscow shows that Russia intends to keep Tartus - its only remaining military outpost outside the former Soviet Union. But this is not quite the base. Tartus, according to the Americans, is more like a service station designed for limited supply and very modest repairs. US officials say, however, that Russia has developed plans to expand the base, which was negotiated with Assad.

      Details: http://www.regnum.ru/news/1660317.html#ixzz2XNubnYp4
      1. zvereok
        zvereok 27 June 2013 11: 06
        -4
        http://www.vedomosti.ru/politics/news/13505261/rossijskie_voennye_pokinuli_siriy

        u

        lenta.ru/news/2013/06/26/out/

        Well, or simply in Yandex: Russia withdrew all military personnel from the logistics point in the Syrian city of Tartus

        I remember Putin recently said that he would not surrender Syria, even if the fighting would go on the streets of Moscow.

        Probably the Cypriots offered better conditions.

        By the way, I did not see information about the evacuation of the base personnel in the openly about government media. I noticed for a long time that if the news is not pleasant for the leadership of our country, if it is posted, then for a short period of time, and then removed. And here you are - they didn't even post it. Although there is hope that this is a duck, like the Israeli, that "Assad was killed."
        1. Wedmak
          Wedmak 27 June 2013 11: 13
          +2
          And who said that with the withdrawal of personnel = surrender to Syria?
          1. zvereok
            zvereok 27 June 2013 11: 45
            -2
            Quote: Wedmak
            And who said that with the withdrawal of personnel = surrender to Syria?


            We will have a look.
        2. kirieeleyson
          kirieeleyson 27 June 2013 14: 38
          +1
          Quote: zvereok
          lenta.ru

          I would not trust the news editor of this information source. The news that Russian aircraft of the Ministry of Emergency Situations will take Russian citizens on a return flight was true, since the air traffic of civil aviation in the SAR is a problem zone, and Turkey periodically blocks it. But to take the staff out of Tartus is in my opinion nonsense. There at the moment there are still like 4 large landing ships are going, with "gifts" for the people of Syria. But about the base in Cyprus, I would not hire, the fact that they allowed a respite point to open in Limassol is great, but the Cypriots are obliged to coordinate their decisions with the Britons in this case, since the Angles own 2% of the land there and 2 bases with locators and radars. It is unlikely that the Angles will go for our "birds" to fly under their noses. Although, if ours will push it, it will certainly be sooo cool, it will be one of the most striking geopolitical victories in the Mediterranean and the Middle East theater of operations.
    3. demon ada
      demon ada 27 June 2013 07: 46
      +2
      animal go to opu (euro opu)
    4. Trailer
      Trailer 27 June 2013 07: 51
      +3
      What makes you think that ours left Tartus?
    5. experienced
      experienced 27 June 2013 08: 01
      14
      Beauty!!! The Poles and the Balts will now howl, for so many years "crap" on Russia and Belarus, and then there is such a "fig" under the nose ... And most importantly, there is nothing to show, two allied states on the territory of one of them open a joint base, this is not an American missile defense system at place yourself without access to technology.
      By the way, discovered Lida kvass good Well done Belarusians, no chemistry, a product of natural fermentation
      1. Vladimirets
        Vladimirets 27 June 2013 08: 05
        +3
        Quote: seasoned
        The Poles and the Balts will now howl, for so many years "crap" on Russia and Belarus, and then such a "fig" under the nose ...

        Yeah, screeching will be order.
      2. Rus_87
        Rus_87 27 June 2013 08: 24
        +5
        By the way, I discovered the Lida kvass Well done Belarusians, no chemistry, a product of natural fermentation

        We used to have in Kazakhstan before, and now, when you buy this or that product, sellers said: take it, take it, it's Russian, I’m responsible for the quality, now they say the same about Belarusian goods. In general, we have Belarusian goods in quality, taste (if we talk about products) associated with Soviet ones, older people who lived back in the Soviet Union and remember those goods, they say, the taste of youth, just like in the Union, everything is natural, all in accordance with GOST, well done Batko, watching =)) drinks
        1. Phantom Revolution
          27 June 2013 09: 07
          0
          Quote: Rus_87
          socialize with the Soviet, older people who lived even during the Soviet Union and remember those goods, they say so, the taste of youth, just like under the Union, everything is natural, everything is according to GOST, well done Batko, watching =)) drinks

          Not everything, I’ve taken melted cheese, read the composition, the entire periodic table ..... So it’s better to read the composition.
      3. Phantom Revolution
        27 June 2013 09: 05
        0
        Quote: seasoned
        By the way, I discovered Lida kvass good Well done Belarusians, no chemistry, a product of natural fermentation

        Um, it seems like the same "Russian gift", also without chemistry, but "Lida kvass" itself has not yet reached us, we will have to try).
      4. KAZAK67
        KAZAK67 27 June 2013 09: 10
        +2
        Lida beer used to be very good
      5. Papakiko
        Papakiko 27 June 2013 12: 24
        0
        Quote: seasoned
        By the way, I discovered the Lida kvass Well done Belarusians, no chemistry, a product of natural fermentation

        I recommend you Uchalinsky kvass, if you find it. good
        Quote: seasoned
        Poles and Balts will howl now

        So the latter last week were going to confront the tank attack of the Russian troops for a week. wink
        And before them, the Swedes and Finns, we don’t hear anything new.
      6. SerAll
        SerAll 28 June 2013 00: 40
        0
        Quote: seasoned
        The beauty!!! Poles and Balts now
        By the way, discovered Lida kvass good Well done Belarusians, no chemistry, a product of natural fermentation

        Totally agree with you! after it, you won’t just drink others .... It looks like an advertisement, but the product is good!
    6. Denis
      Denis 27 June 2013 08: 16
      +2
      Quote: zvereok
      They write that the Russian military left Tarsus

      This is where you read it, on a tweeter of some Gozman ???
      1. cartridge
        cartridge 27 June 2013 09: 15
        10
        “The location of the airbase has been finally determined - the city of Lida in the north-west of Belarus.

        “Lida is a very convenient place,” commented Vladimir Anokhin, vice-president of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems, on the choice of base for the base view of the VIEW newspaper. “It is located at a relatively short distance from the Russian Federation, which provides material support and material and technical base from our side and at the same time a rather short flight time to the border.”


        From Lida, 100 km to Vilnius, 180 to the Kaliningrad region, 330 to Warsaw.
        A hefty chunk of Europe, including all of Scandinavia, Germany, Benelux, French Alsace and Lorraine, Switzerland, Northern Italy right up to Florence in the south, almost all the Balkans, the Black Sea Straits zone with Istanbul, falls into the 1500-kilometer combat radius of the Su-27 ...

        The advantage of this base is that it will significantly increase the combat stability of both the Belarusian army and the troops deployed in the Kalininrad defense region!
      2. AK-47
        AK-47 27 June 2013 09: 30
        0
        Quote: Denis
        This is where you read

        I also saw this message in Vedomosti.
        http://www.vedomosti.ru/politics/news/13505261/rossijskie_voennye_pokinuli_siriy
        u

    7. evgenii67
      evgenii67 27 June 2013 09: 20
      +1
      Hello everyone! A bit of pessimism on this topic. With general equality (number of pilots, + number of aircraft) somewhere increased, then somewhere it will decrease. A little optimism - the base in Belarus is necessary, I just say SMOLYANIN (the Smolensk region on the west side borders with the Republic of Belarus and we don’t have a nifig in the region to intercept air targets, except Smolensk Military Academy of Military Air Defense of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation(we’ll drop it with textbooks), and on the east side is the Moscow region, as they say behind Moscow. There should be a base in Belarus soldier
      1. Phantom Revolution
        27 June 2013 09: 46
        0
        The Air Force base, such a hemorrhoids in terms of noise, without plastic bags, will be very bad when they fly at night.) There’s nothing to confuse the fighter’s engine with.) Although if you think about it, it’s better to let your own ones fly than other planes)) laughing
    8. pilot-mk
      pilot-mk 27 June 2013 15: 36
      +1
      If anyone was "put cancer" on the G8, then obviously not our president. http://nnils.livejournal.com/1344042.html
  2. Denis
    Denis 27 June 2013 07: 42
    +3
    Why does Russia need a base in Belarus?
    It’s foolish to ask
    It’s good that military cooperation is growing
    Something only the cries of the Poles and the Baltic states are not heard about her
    1. Phantom Revolution
      27 June 2013 07: 56
      0
      Hear soon ...)
      1. Arrogant
        Arrogant 27 June 2013 08: 04
        +4
        Well, now the cries of speech of the Commonwealth will begin))) laughing
        Panowie ratujcie, Rosjanie idą barbarzyńcy

        hi
      2. Denis
        Denis 27 June 2013 11: 56
        +1
        Quote: Phantom Revolution
        Hear soon ...
        And let them slander (s)
  3. Dwarfik
    Dwarfik 27 June 2013 08: 19
    +1
    Good Let them scream, let them scream, and the base will rise! Pug barks, the caravan is coming!
    1. Personal
      Personal 27 June 2013 09: 38
      +1
      Recall the history of the issue. At the end of April, during a visit to Minsk, Sergei Shoigu said that Russia could deploy an air base in Belarus in 2015. He also said that in 2013 it is planned to create an air commandant’s office in Belarus and put the first duty link of combat fighters. In addition, in 2014, Russia will supply Belarus with four S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to protect airspace.

      The issue of the air base was one of the key issues at the meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov with the Foreign Ministers of Germany and Poland, held on May 10 in Warsaw. The head of the Russian foreign affairs agency explained to his Western colleagues that the dominant component of this project is integration, not military:

      - In order to neutralize the risks, there are other means. Our relations with Belarus, including in the military field, are allied, defensive tasks are being addressed in a harmonious manner. I see no reason here to worry about this topic.

      Western colleagues reacted differently: German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, in particular, noted that the main thing everyone should strive for is to build confidence, while recognizing that security in Europe can be ensured not by competing, but only together with Russia . The Polish Foreign Minister, Radoslav Sikorski, was much more categorical:

      - Poland does not want to participate in an arms race near our borders. The appearance of the Russian air base in Belarus worries us, and we would like this to not happen.
  4. pensioner
    pensioner 27 June 2013 08: 20
    +1
    Hehe ... And where are the howls of the Poles? They should have howled! Listen to ... In the morning it’s good to read Polish nonsense.
    1. hommer
      hommer 27 June 2013 09: 42
      +2
      Quote: retired
      In the morning it’s good to read Polish nonsense.

      drinks laughing

      There is a site called "Ursa's Manor", there are translations of the Polish press.
      1. pensioner
        pensioner 27 June 2013 10: 08
        0
        And thank you! hi I’m going to get it ... drinks
  5. treskoed
    treskoed 27 June 2013 08: 21
    0
    The decision is right in all matters: military, political, ideological!
  6. pensioner
    pensioner 27 June 2013 08: 22
    0
    Gosha! Wrote, then read what people think. We all thought the same thing !!
  7. Marconi41
    Marconi41 27 June 2013 08: 26
    0
    There are many applications, so what in reality will be posted in Lida? And where are they relocating from?
    We and the Belarusians need to be strengthened, but I heard that the Belarusians are not very happy about this base. Maybe someone from Belarus will tell the specifics about this on the forum!
  8. VkadimirEfimov1942
    VkadimirEfimov1942 27 June 2013 08: 43
    0
    Finally, the elements of the Union State appear. Of course, some people in the West do not like it very much, they also planned that there would be small states on the territory of the USSR and Russia, which should not unite according to any principle. Naturally, recent events are very worried about the West and the "gentry", who imagine themselves to be the descendants of the Sarmatians.
  9. Vtel
    Vtel 27 June 2013 08: 56
    +1
    For the first time, Russia is creating its own air base in Belarus: it will be located in the city of Lida near the border with Poland and Lithuania and will start functioning already in 2013, announced on Wednesday Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force, Lieutenant-General Viktor Bondarev.

    I am very, very happy with this situation, and the Poles with the surrogate will be "calmer", otherwise they are still imagining the Iranian threat.
  10. mcvdvlad
    mcvdvlad 27 June 2013 09: 03
    0
    where did the article go http://topwar.ru/30079-13-let-tyurmy-za-oskorblenie-banka-ili-svoboda-slova-po-a
    merikanski.html? or even on this site double standards?
    1. Phantom Revolution
      27 June 2013 09: 12
      0
      Quote: mcvdvlad
      or even on this site double standards?

      There is such a thing .... alas.
  11. Wedmak
    Wedmak 27 June 2013 09: 09
    0
    Well, the bases have already gone. Someone will have to increase the production of Dryers and MiGs, otherwise there will be no bases, but ... one appearance.
  12. Grigorich 1962
    Grigorich 1962 27 June 2013 09: 21
    +2
    and in Serbia it’s necessary to organize a couple of military bases .... so that the life of the Eurogames doesn’t seem like honey .... otherwise
  13. family tree
    family tree 27 June 2013 09: 28
    +3
    Read. The feeling of deja vu. I decided to rummage in the past and found.
    http://topwar.ru/27415-lukashenko-otreksya-ot-rossiyskoy-aviabazy-v-belorussii.h


    tml # comment-id-1115889
    Well, nice. So finally settled all the organizational issues. I almost forgot, hello to the Poles and the Baltic states. tongue
  14. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 27 June 2013 09: 59
    +4
    good Half of the geyropa fell under the umbrella. Let's see how it goes. I won’t be surprised if, after a couple of lat, the Su-34 regiment will be pulled in there and the C-400 will rise in air defense. Greetings to pshekam and profits.
  15. Bekzat
    Bekzat 27 June 2013 10: 43
    0
    Greetings to all, and it's good !!! Article + !!!
  16. darksoul
    darksoul 27 June 2013 18: 57
    0
    Do the Poles still want to deploy missile defense facilities? Then we go to them .. you can start how to ..