MINSK, 19 May (BelTA) – Belarus has bought the necessary amount of Iskander missile systems and S-400 air defense missile systems from Russia. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement as he met with Governor of Russia's Nizhny Novgorod Oblast Gleb Nikitin, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “We've come to terms with Putin. We've bought as many of these Iskander and S-400 missile systems as we need from you and have equipped our army with them. It is a totally different army now thanks to such weapons. At least it can deliver colossal unacceptable damage.”
Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked that Belarus had preserved and develops the industrial base and makes many kinds of products, including in the sphere of defense industry. “Putin and I have discussed the problem of missile engineering. They will help us work out kinks in the new missiles we are creating. We've advanced considerably but together with Russians we will create a normal missile faster. They have more competences. We will make it on our own but we will need more than a year for it. If a smart person comes and hints at what we are doing wrong, then we will get a missile like Iskander by the end of the year already. A very good weapon,” he noted.