Victoria Falls. African vacation of a government jet?

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На русском языке: Victoria Falls. Африканские каникулы правительственного самолета?
На беларускай мове: Victoria Falls. Афрыканскія вакацыі ўрадавага самалёта?

As at 2021, Alexander Lukashenko has three main aircrafts: the «classic» small — size business jet Gulfstream G550 (according to other sources, it is associated with Nikolay Vorobey and Medvedchuk, the Russian oligarch), the medium- size Boeing 737-8EV BBJ2 and the large Boeing 767-32K (ER). They fly only during official visits with the participation of passenger number one.

The fourth aircraft, equipped as a business jet (VIP layout) — unremarkable Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-200, is used by members of the government of the Republic of Belarus, although it does not have the appropriate livery in state colors.

Victoria Falls. African vacation of a government jet?

Roman Golovchenko, the Prime Minister of Belarus, used it to visit Armenia on September 9,2020, held a meeting with Mihail Mishustin in Moscow on January 26, 2021.

In all these cases, the schedule of the Prime Minister coincided with the flights of this board.

Victoria Falls. African vacation of a government jet?

For example, on February 4-5, 2021, Golovchenko takes part in a meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council and speaks at the international Digital Almaty Forum 2021 in Kazakhstan.

He flies there on a charter flight Belavia on February 4, 2021 with a departure at 11:25 from Minsk, because Belavia now has no regular flights to Almaty. Why not use  EW-301PJ?

At this time, the EW-301PJ was busy on the special service of a passenger who was not noted in the lists of airport visitors and came / left the runway gate.

The EW-301PJ flew on January 31, 2021 from Minsk to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, with refueling in Cairo. In Addis Ababa on the same day,  the M-ABEC board was waiting for him, which is used by Alexander Zingman, the closest business partner of Viktor Sheiman, the head of the Directorate of the President «on African issues».

Just a day later, on February 2, 2021, almost a minute per minute, the two planes travel from Addis Ababa to Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe – Zingman’s well-known area of interest.

A day later, on February 3, 2021, the passengers of these two boards fly over Victoria Falls on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Victoria Falls. African vacation of a government jet?

On February 4, 2021, EW-301PJ departs for Minsk, making two refueling stops in Addis Ababa and Cairo. The M-ABEC is returning to Harare. They also leave Victoria Falls almost simultaneously.

Victoria Falls. African vacation of a government jet?

EW-301PJ returned to Minsk on February 4, 2021 at 22:36, 11 hours later, as the Prime Minister had to fly to Kazakhstan by charter.

After landing, the business jet we were interested in was parked in the parking lot near the exit from the airport, from where the only car left — a black Range Rover 0004 MI-7, which is used by Dmitry Lukashenko. This explains the lack of a list of passengers, and in general any information about this flight.

Victoria Falls. African vacation of a government jet?


It was this board that flew to Turkey in the late afternoon on the day of the presidential election in Belarus on August 9, 2020. He returned on August 13, 2020, when the excessive use of force by law enforcement agencies against protesters began to decline.

Victoria Falls. African vacation of a government jet?

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