Russian military aircraft reportedly suffered damage in a drone attack near the capital city of Minsk, according to exiled opposition figures from Belarus.
The attack on Telegram was claimed by Aliksandr Azarov, the head of the Belarusian anti-government group BYPOL.
Multiple explosions occurred close to the Machulishchy airbase, striking the Beriev A-50 early warning aircraft.
It coincides with an expansion of Minsk and Moscow's collaboration.
According to BYPOL on Telegram, the aircraft's radar and antenna were all damaged in addition to its front and middle sections.
There were drones here. Belarusians are taking part in the operation, according to Mr. Azarov.
The attack was "creative" and "sophisticated," according to Franak Viacorka, an advisor to the leader of the Belarusian opposition, in an interview with the BBC.
Because Belarusians are experiencing complete terror, he said, "It was very brave.".
In order to damage the plane, the opposition party was "definitely helped by locals, helped by military," the speaker continued.
The opposition's account of what happened, however, cannot be verified.
The defense departments of Russia and Belarus have not yet made any statements in the media regarding the incident.
Former law enforcement personnel who now oppose President Alexander Lukashenko's administration make up BYPOL, the organization that has taken credit for the attack on the aircraft.
The government of Mr. Lukashenko has designated it as a terrorist group.
Despite the fact that Belarus has not directly joined the conflict in Ukraine, Mr. Lukashenko did permit Russian troops to enter the country through Belarus.
Additionally, over the past few months, the two nations have taken part in joint military training exercises.