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17 February 2022, 14:04

Belarus to ask Russia to set up Iskander training center

Aleksandr Lukashenko
Aleksandr Lukashenko

OSIPOVICHI DISTRICT, 17 February (BelTA) - Belarus will ask Russia to set up a training center for Russian Iskander operational and tactical missile systems, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko told the media as he reviewed the Belarusian-Russian exercise Allied Resolve 2022 at the Osipovichi training ground on 17 February, BelTA has learned.

The head of state said that Belarus and Russia reached agreements to set up several training centers in Belarus to hone modern weapons use skills. “Our army is at the frontline. We must have the most advanced weapons. We will either buy them or Russia will provide us with them, because we have a joint army,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.

In his words, three training centers have already been set up. There are also plans to set up a training center where Russian specialists will help Belarusian servicemen master Iskanders. “These are very good weapons. Do we need to master them? Yes, we do. We will buy these weapons from the Russian Federation. I will ask for a fourth center to be set up for Belarusian servicemen to learn to use Iskanders,” the president said.

He added that Belarus is also interested in training its sailors in Kaliningrad or Murmansk who would then serve in joint units.

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