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23 Feb 2016

Lukashenko: Belarus ready to defend its national interests

Lukashenko: Belarus ready to defend its national interests

MINSK, 23 February (BelTA) – Belarus is ready to defend its national interests in every possible way, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he presented general’s shoulder boards to senior commissioned officers on 23 February, BelTA informs.

According to the Belarusian head of state, the main provisions of the Military Doctrine of Belarus were revised in line with the existing challenges and potential threats to the security of the state. “The doctrine is defensive. The document also spells out the country’s readiness to defend its national interests through a set of measures of strategic deterrence in order to prevent attacks, and to use military force in case of aggression,” Alexander Lukashenko stressed.

The measures have been outlined to ensure the country’s military security in the present-day conditions. The main areas of the country’s military development have been also identified.

Alexander Lukashenko presented general’s shoulder boards to Vasily Gedko“There is no doubt that these measures will be implemented. For this, everything is in place,” the President said. “Firstly, this is high patriotism of our people. Secondly, this is the armed forces’ ability to defend sovereignty and independence. Thirdly, this is public respect for people in uniform.”

“I am sure that you all will justify the confidence of people and will provide them with an opportunity to work peacefully and make life better and more beautiful. Happy Fatherland Defender’s Day!” Alexander Lukashenko said.

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