MINSK, 19 January (BelTA) – I see the agreements with Belarus on military-technical and defense cooperation as timely, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during a meeting with Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko in Minsk on 19 January, BelTA has learned.
"As for the special military operation, we are taking all necessary measures together with our Belarusian allies and friends to defend ourselves from possible encroachments, as you said, by our Western neighbors. We see how Nato is now settling in the north of Europe, which was a neutral territory in many respects. Finland, Sweden - all this is very close to our borders," Sergey Lavrov noted.
"I fully concur that the agreements that the two presidents reach on military-technical, military and defense cooperation are very, very timely from the point of view of readiness for any development of events," Sergey Lavrov summed up.