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Belarus to receive four Russian fighter jets in November

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In November, Belarus will receive four Russian Su-30 fighters, Defense Minister Andrei Raukou said in the House of Representatives.

"The contract, signed in 2017, has come into force. The financing has begun. Belarus will receive four Su-30s by the end of this year, more specifically - in November," Minister Raukou said.

Defense Minister Andrei Raukou in the House of Representatives / Euroradio

Ministry of Defense of Belarus announced in the summer of 2017 that it planned to purchase several Su-30SM fighter jets from Russia aiming to upgrade the combat aircraft fleet.

Under the 2017 contract, Belarus will purchase 12 fighter jets, with the first four planes to arrive this year.