MOSCOW—Belarus has become a new operator of Russia’s export bestseller, the Su-30MKI. The first two Su-30SM (Flanker-H) aircraft arrived at the air base in Baranovichi on Nov. 13. Stanislav Zas, the state secretary of the Belarussian security council, explained that Belarus had initially asked Russia to provide these aircraft via military assistance because its MiG-29 fighters were approaching the end of their service life. But after Moscow suggested it would instead deploy its ...

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