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17 February 2022, 15:36

Russian S-400 systems may be deployed near Minsk

Archive photo from   "VoenTV"
Archive photo from "VoenTV"

OSIPOVICHI DISTRICT, 17 February (BelTA) – Belarus may deploy Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems near Minsk, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko told the media after 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 an S-400 system is now in Belarus. Belarusian servicemen are learning to use it in the training center. "If necessary, we will deploy a couple more. We don't need many. These systems cover the distance, I think, of 600 kilometers. Where will we deploy them? Target detection is 600 kilometers," Aleksandr Lukashenko said. “We are talking about the purchase of several such systems. We can deploy them somewhere to the east of Minsk or near Minsk to see what is happening in Kiev, to the west of Warsaw and so on."

At the same time, according to the president, the S-300 systems are enough for the defense needs of Belarus.

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