Minsk has accused Warsaw of a border violation after a Polish military helicopter allegedly flew hundreds of kilometers into Belarusian territory. The incident took place on Thursday, the Belarusian border guard said in a statement.
A Soviet-made Mi-24 helicopter of the Polish Air Force flew some 1,200km into Belarus before changing course and returning to Polish airspace, the border guard said, adding that “the Polish side was informed about the incident.” The aircraft was moving at “an extremely low altitude,” the statement added.
The Belarusian military did not reveal if it sought to contact the Polish pilots or scrambled any aircraft of its own to intercept the helicopter. It did publish a short clip supposedly showing the moment the chopper crossed the border between Belarus and Poland as it was returning to Polish airspace.