MINSK, 10 May (BelTA) – As far as the equipment and development of the army is concerned, Belarus has learned its lessons from the experience of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine. 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 remarked that the matter had been discussed in the strategic control center of the Defense Ministry not so long before. “Sincerely speaking, we saw our army and its weapons differently back then. But then again, absolutely sincerely speaking, the military operation of the Russian Federation in Ukraine has taught us a lot,” he said.
Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked that he regularly discusses the relevant matter with the defense minister and had given instructions to learn lessons from the experience of this conflict in order to equip and further develop the Belarusian army. “I constantly wanted him to look around, observe, make conclusions, and learn lessons all the time! I've been told that lessons have been learned. And when I wondered what has changed since then, I was told that approaches have been changed. It could not have been otherwise. This is why we have to look into our state defense contracts for this year from this angle,” the president stated.