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Belarusian President Lukashenko: We are planning to purchase weapons worth more than 1 billion dollars from Russia


According to the Belta news agency, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko He followed the Russia-Belarus joint military exercise Zapad-2021 from the Obuz-Lesnovskiy range.

Speaking to reporters here, Lukashenko stated that they discussed the issue of defense and security in detail during their meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Stating that they are also negotiating the delivery of S-400 air defense missile systems to Belarus, Lukashenko said, “We are planning to purchase weapons worth more than 1 billion dollars from Russia. We agreed with Russia on the list of weapons to be supplied to Belarus by 2025. Some of which have been delivered. “about a dozen planes, a few dozen helicopters. This shows that we take the western direction seriously, where we have direct borders with NATO troops.” used his statements.

Noting that the responsibility for the refugee crisis on the European border is on the European side, Lukashenko called on the European administrators to come together to solve this problem.

“For now, however, no one will talk to them until they lift these mindless sanctions and humiliation of our patriotic people. We will not get down on our knees,” Lukashenko said. he said.

Russia-Belarus Zapad-2021 exercise continues

The joint Russian and Belarusian military exercise Zapad-2021, which started on September 10, continues in the polygons of both countries.

Nearly 200 thousand soldiers and personnel from the Russian and Belarusian army are on duty in the exercises, which continue in 9 polygons in Russia and 5 polygons in Belarus, including regions close to the European border. 80 aircraft and helicopters, 290 tanks, 240 cannons, 760 military vehicles, including multiple rocket launch systems, and 15 warships are participating in the exercise.

The Zapad-2021 exercise will end on September 16.

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