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9 May 2015

Lukashenko: Belarus is ready to repel any external aggression

Lukashenko: Belarus is ready to repel any external aggression

MINSK, 9 May (BelTA) – The Belarusian army and the nation are ready to repel any external aggression and preserve the country’s independence. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement in his speech during the army parade held on 9 May to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Soviet nation’s victory in the Great Patriotic War, BelTA has learned.

According to the President, while pursuing a peaceful policy Belarus builds its own strong and reliable home. Modern armed forces will protect it.

“At present military experts evaluate the potential of the Belarusian army as one of the highest in Eastern Europe. A lot of work has been done to bolster the combat readiness of the regular army and the territorial defense. The competitive ability of the defense sector of the economy has been increased. New promising armaments and military vehicles have been created,” stated Alexander Lukashenko.

“The Belarusian army has gone through major modernization to be able to respond to any modern challenges,” added the Belarusian leader.

The head of state also mentioned active development of cooperation with Russia. “By protecting peaceful labor, we take care of our military security together,” he said.


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