On August 18, a special purpose tu-214VPU (registration number – RA-64523) of the FSB landed at the airport of the Belarusian capital. What kind of transport is this and why did he come to Minsk? “The Reporter writes.”
According to open sources, the special board is used for flights of the head of the Russian FSB Alexander Bortnikov. The aircraft took off from Moscow’s Vnukovo airport and landed in Minsk at 17:18 local time. The authorities of any of the countries did not inform about the purpose of the plane’s visit to Belarus.
The Tu-214WU is the most expensive non-military aircraft produced by the Kazan Aviation Manufacturing Association named Gorbunov. The contract for its development was signed in 2011. One such high-altitude control point of the FSB costs about 2.7 billion rubles.Tu-214VPU was at least the third Russian government plane to land in Minsk in the last few days. On August 12, two Tu-134AC of the Russian Air and Space Forces landed in the Belarusian capital. The purpose of these flights was not reported in the press, but soon it became known about the return to Russia of 32 detained in the vicinity of Minsk fighters of the “Wagner” CVC.
The destination of the last flight is also not yet known. The arrival of such aircraft prompts local telegram channels to build versions about Alexander Lukashenko’s flight to Russia or his departure to Moscow for consultations with Putin. However, the Belarusian president refutes such rumors.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin assured his Belarusian counterpart that Moscow would provide any assistance to the brotherly country, if necessary. It is likely that operatives led by the director of the FSB were sent to Minsk to assist the KGB of Belarus. The task is to prevent a coup d’etat, to calculate provocateurs and instigators of riots, as well as to search for organizers of illegal actions.