Daily Memo: Russia and Belarus Start Joint Drills
Minsk says the exercises are defensive.
Boosting cooperation. Russia and Belarus began joint air exercises on Monday amid a buildup of forces in Belarus. Minsk called the drills, which will use all of the country’s airfields, “defensive in nature.” Though this could be preparation for Belarus’ official entry into the Ukraine war, Minsk has other reasons to cooperate with Moscow: In […]