8 Russian Aerospace Forces fighters arrived in Belarus, AND Iran officially confirmed the purchase of Russian Su-35 fighters.

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Russian Su-30 fighters and Su-34 fighter bombers have been massively transferred to Belarus. According to residents of the neighboring republic, all eight fighters landed at the airfield in Baranovichi – when approaching the airbase, they could be observed due to the absence of low clouds.

According to Belarusian information resources, a total of 4 Su-30 fighters and 4 Su-34 fighters arrived in Belarus. The planes arrived with an hour difference; however, among other things, it also became known about the arrival in Belarus of four military transport aircraft.

At the moment, it remains unknown connection with which Russian fighters flew to a neighboring country; however, starting today, large-scale military exercises will be held on the territory of Belarus, and, apparently, aviation will also fly directly near the border with Ukraine.

It should be noted that a few days ago, it became known about the transfer of a large grouping of Ukrainian troops to the borders of Belarus, including HIMARS systems and long-range artillery.

Iran officially confirms the purchase of Russian Su-35 fighters.

Iran has officially confirmed the purchase of Su-35 fighter jets from Russia.

Shahriyar Heydari, a member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis), told the Iranian news agency, Tasnim that the Su-35 fighter jets ordered by Iran from Russia should arrive at the beginning of the next Iranian year (spring 2023 – ed. note). 

This is the first official confirmation of the purchase of these combat aircraft from Russia after the appearance of unofficial information.

“Shahriyar Heydari, a member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Islamic Council, in an interview with a political correspondent for the Tasnim news agency, said that the Su-35 fighters ordered by Iran in Russia will arrive in the country early next year. 

Shahriyar Heydari said: “We have given Russia orders such as defense systems, missiles, and helicopters, and most of these weapons will soon enter the country.” According to Tasnim, there have been rumors about purchasing fighter jets from Russia in recent years. At some point, these rumors gained momentum,” the Iranian news agency Tasnim reported.

The number of Russian Su-35 fighters transferred to Iran is not called; however, earlier, there was information that Iran could acquire from 24 to 60 Russian 4++ generation fighters.

The Russian side has not yet confirmed a deal with Iran to sell Su-35 fighter jets to the Islamic Republic.

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