On December 4, the State Border Committee of Belarus reported that the Mozyr border guard detachment recorded a violation of the country's airspace by Ukraine. “ The information of the Belarusian side about the violation of the airspace by the Mi-8 helicopter from Ukraine does not correspond to reality, '' & mdash; stated in the department. “ The Defense Attache was informed that the Ukrainian side avoids dialogue to resolve controversial issues both in terms of international military cooperation and arms control, which is very alarming, '' & mdash; emphasized in the Ministry of Defense. The Ukrainian side rejected these accusations Military helicopter Mi-8 The Ministry of Defense of Belarus handed a note of protest to the military attaché of Ukraine in connection with violations by the Ukrainian side of the state border in the airspace. “ The totality of these facts may indicate the possibility of a threat to the security of the Republic of Belarus in the southern direction '', & mdash; concluded by the Ministry of Defense. The committee clarified that the Ukrainian military helicopter Mi-8 at an altitude of about 100 m crossed the state border, having flown to a depth of 1 km into the territory of Belarus. In addition, as reported in the military department, the Ukrainian attache was given facts that, according to Minsk, testify to Kiev's evasion of obligations within the framework of regional confidence and security measures, as well as a number of exercises '' Ukrainian military units near the Belarusian border. They clarified that the reason was the violation of the state border by a Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter near the Novaya Rudnya checkpoint. At the same time, the deputy head of the State Border Service of Ukraine Andriy Demchenko recalled that since November 23, a special border operation “ Polesie '' has been going on on the border with Belarus, within which aviation and drones are used. Later, the press service of the State Border Service of Ukraine said that the Ukrainian helicopter did not violate the airspace of Belarus. The defense department announced this in its Telegram channel. The day before, on December 4, the Belarusian border guards announced that the Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter crossed the state border, having flown to a depth of 1 km into the territory of Belarus. > Subscribe to YouTube RBK Live broadcasts, videos and recordings of programs on our YouTube channel Истoчник rbc.ru The message says that the military attaché at the Ukrainian Embassy in Belarus was summoned to the Department of International Military Cooperation of the Ministry of Defense on December 5. “[He] was handed a note of protest in connection with the increasing violations by the Ukrainian side of the state border of the Republic of Belarus in the airspace,” & mdash; stated in the ministry. The border committee noted that the Ukrainian side violated the airspace during military exercises.