MINSK, 10 May (BelTA) - The Belarusian army is combat-ready and will be able to inflict unacceptable damage on the enemy in case of external aggression, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the meeting to discuss Belarus' defense needs on 10 May, BelTA has learned.
The head of state underlined that the armament, which the Belarusian army possesses today, lets the country maintain its defensive capacity. “I think it is good armament for the army. It shows that our army will be able to fight and inflict unacceptable damage on the enemy. We are realists, we understand that we will not be able to defeat NATO. However, we have all the weapons to do damage, especially to the territories from which we will be attacked. These are the weapons that cover the entire territory of Poland across to the Baltic, never mind the Baltic states, and also, practically Ukraine beyond Kiev. I am not hinting at anything, but I want everyone to understand the range of the weapons we have,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.
He also stated that Belarus would keep S-400 air defense systems under the agreement with Russia. Plans are also in place to buy Russian Iskander missile systems, which are currently in the country and will not be withdrawn. “They can be used to defend our space,” the Belarusian leader explained.