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Lukashenko: Peace and territorial integrity of Belarus are safely protected

President 21.04.2017 | 13:37

MINSK, 21 April (BelTA) – Peace and territorial integrity of Belarus are safely protected, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said in his State of the Nation Address on 21 April, BelTA has learned.

“We rely on diplomacy, but we cannot rule out the possibility of unexpected events. With the international situation deteriorating, matters of external and internal security of our peace-loving country come to the fore. The Belarusian army is the most convincing argument for calming the hotheads. The army is mobile, well-trained and equipped with modern weapons. The people of Belarus can rest sure that their peaceful life, the country's territorial integrity are safely protected,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

The head of state stressed that Belarus managed to build up its defensive capacity using its own resources. The communication and navigation equipment, the pool of combat-capable trainer aircraft have been upgraded. “Belarus is developing a new military industry sector, rocket and missile engineering. The domestically made multiple-launch rocket system Polonez, an effective deterrent weapon, was successfully tested in 2016,” the Belarusian leader said.

Over the past several years, Belarus has rolled out the armored reconnaissance vehicle Stalker, new modifications of the antitank missile system Shershen, and other products. Alexander Lukashenko said that the Belarusian military vehicles and equipment meet world-class standards, which will be demonstrated during military exercises.

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