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01 December 2021, 18:14

Lukashenko: Belarus needs cutting-edge air defenses in case of a missile attack

Photo courtesy of TASS
Photo courtesy of TASS

MINSK, 1 December (BelTA) – Belarus needs S-400 and S-500 air defense missile systems for the sake of effective defense against a missile attack. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the relevant statement in an interview with Dmitry Kiselyov, Director General of the Russian state news agency MIA Rossiya Segodnya, BelTA has learned.

Aleksandr Lukashenko noted: “You understand that S-400 and S-500 are expensive systems. And sincerely speaking, Russia has no systems to spare now. They have something they have to defend.”

“Our air defense systems fully cover our borders, Minsk, and so on at present. But in order to enable effective defense against a missile attack, we need S-400 systems and maybe S-500 systems,” he said.

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