On February 23, both Russia and Belarus celebrate the Defender of the Fatherland Day and the Day of Military Glory. This holiday, rooted in the glorious past, full of heroic valor of our soldiers, is especially significant today. On this day, all men, young and old, receive congratulations, but first of all, those who stand guard over the security of the Motherland.
State Secretary of the Union State Dmitry Mezentsev expressed condolences to the relatives and friends of passengers and crew members of the An-12 aircraft of the Belarusian airline “Grodno”, which crashed near Irkutsk. This was reported in the Standing Committee of the Union State.