Leaked documents have revealed that a Belarusian factory is servicing Russian military helicopters, suggesting that Belarus supports the Kremlin's aggression against Ukraine. This information was published by the Center for National Resistance website, which is run by the Ukrainian government, which has obtained internal correspondence from a Belarusian defense engineer, which shows that the 558th Aircraft Repair Plant in Baranavichy is carrying out major repairs and modifications to Russian Mi-8 and Mi-17 helicopters.

The documents also reveal the plant's development of the LMS-192 light multi-role aircraft in cooperation with Russia, with plans to increase Belarusian funding to 50% of the overall project. In addition, the leaks detail the challenges the plant faces in producing spare parts due to equipment shortages and sanctions preventing the purchase of British machines. This prompted representatives of the Russian defense industry to look for alternatives at Taiwanese firm E-tech Machinery.

In addition, despite their direct involvement in activities supporting Russian aggression, key Belarusian employees, including chief designer Igor Antsiferov, used their Belarusian citizenship to travel freely throughout Europe. For example, Antsiferov visited Germany for the New Year celebrations.

The entire Antsiferov family holds dual Russian-Belarusian citizenship, which, as the CNR points out, facilitates travel to Europe during holidays.


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