Belarusian President says his country doesn’t need a Russian airbase

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko was quoted by the media by saying that his country does not need a Russia airbase.

Belarus Air Force Sukhoi Su-27UB Pichugin-1
By Dmitriy Pichugin [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons

“We need planes – not bases. We have our excellent pilots… Why should I allow in planes and pilots from other countries?”

Last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the green light to establish an airbase in Belarus.

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