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10 May 2022, 13:58

Russia to help Belarus make missiles

MINSK, 10 May (BelTA) – Russia will help Belarus in the sphere of missile production. The relevant agreements have been reached at the top level. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement during the government conference held on 10 May to discuss this year's state defense contracts, BelTA has learned.

Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “How does the development of promising weapons proceed? Primarily missiles? I gave the relevant task to the prime minister after the latest meeting with the president of Russia in the Far East. We'd expressly agreed: Putin, [Roscosmos head Dmitry] Rogozin, Lukashenko, and other people who were there – people who are involved in missile production in Russia were supposed to take a look at our R&D products. We are creating a new missile after all. A very effective missile like [the Russian mobile short-range ballistic missile system] Iskander. And support was complete.”

“In my presence the president instructed Dmitry Rogozin to immediately provide support so that we would not waste time reinventing the wheel, so that we could tap into experience of the Russian specialists, who made the Iskander missile. Those are young guys,” the head of state added.

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