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Military unit in charge of security of Belarusian nuclear power plant to deploy in early January

Society 23.12.2016 | 19:21

MINSK, 23 December (BelTA) – The military unit in charge of security of the Belarusian nuclear power plant will be deployed to its permanent station in early January 2017, BelTA learned from Major-General Yuri Karayev, Deputy Interior Minister, Chief of the Internal Troops of the Belarusian Interior Ministry, on 23 December.

According to the source, the skeleton of the military unit has already been formed. “The unit will move to its permanent station some time in early January,” said the Belarusian Deputy Interior Minister.

Structures of the military camp are being commissioned one by one. Construction progress is evaluated positively on the whole. The military personnel, who will take care of security of the Belarusian nuclear power plant, are being trained in Belarus and Russia in accordance with the relevant agreement with the Russian Federation National Guard. “Several groups take turns studying in Saint Petersburg. The number includes security hardware specialists, officers of the guard, and checkpoint sentries,” said Yuri Karayev.

BelTA reported earlier that military unit No. 7434 will take care of security of the Belarusian nuclear power plant. One battalion or about 300 military personnel will be deployed to protect the nuclear power plant. Plans were made to start guarding individual installations in April 2017. The military unit will be fully fleshed out and operational by September 2017.

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