Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus is ready to ensure its security in any situation
Joint exercises of the Armed Forces of Belarus and Russia Zapad 2017 (West 2017) need to be as transparent as possible, said the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, during the report on the drills.
They will be held in Belarus in autumn 2017.
President Lukashenko also emphasized that Belarus doesn’t intend to curtail its cooperation with Russia because of the disagreements in other spheres. The forthcoming drills prove the aspiration.
In as many as 20 countries military actions are taking place.
Alexander Lukashenko: West 2017 joint drills need to be transparent
Joint exercises of the Armed Forces of Belarus and Russia Zapad 2017 (West 2017) need to be maximally transparent, said the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, during the report on the drills. They will be held in Belarus in the autumn.
The Head of State asked about the composition of the troops involved, the exercise area, as well as the expected results. In addition, Alexander Lukashenko demanded that the Defense Ministry leadership carefully consider cooperation with all other authorities.
CTV journalist awarded for military news coverage
The best journalists covering the life of the Belarusian army have been chosen in Belarus. The results of the annual competition were summed up at the Ministry of Defence.
The creative contest involved more than one hundred applications. Symbolically: The ceremony took place on the eve of Defender of the Fatherland Day, which is celebrated in Belarus on 23 February.
Belarus overhauling trade unions system
Belarus is modernizing trade unions that are members of the Belarusian Federation of Trade Unions (FPB).
A decision on the need to merge the related organizations was made at 7th FPB Congress in 2015.
This will enable the organization to more effectively solve problems. In addition, it allows exchanging professional knowledge. In 2016, trade unions in industry, energy, transport and forestry were merged.
The next step is the unification of structures in the Belarus Armed Forces.
Belarus taking part in tank biathlon at International Military Games 2016
Belarusian military are taking part in the Tank Biathlon event at the second International Military Games in Russia and Kazakhstan.
Our compatriots are performing in combat vehicles produced in Belarus. They will have to compete with teams from 20 countries. All in all, the informal military Olympics involve 3,000 soldiers.
Belarusian teams will demonstrate their skills in eight events.
Servicemen banned from using smartphones for information security considerations
Selfies pose a threat of leakage of confidential data. The Ministry of Defence has banned soldiers from using smartphones and tablets from information security considerations. Now, under the new rules, the military can only make calls using old models of mobile phones and use devices that don't provide internet access.
All these measures are primarily aimed at maintaining the confidentiality of military information. But soldiers are allowed to use phones outside military units.
Belarus urges Armenia, Azerbaijan not to escalate Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
The President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko urged the parties to the Karabakh conflict to begin a dialogue. This topic was discussed during a telephone conversation with President of Belarus leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan, reports the press service of the President of Belarus.
In the evening, on April 2, Alexander Lukashenko and Serzh Sargsyan in a telephone conversation discussed in detail the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.
President Lukashenko for army's increased mobility
Mobile machinery is in focus during Belarus' Armed Forces rearmament, said President Alexander Lukashenko addressing territorial defense forces February 17, 2016.
These forces have recently been created in Belarus. Their main task is to ensure the safety of the main objects of life, if necessary.
The Head of State asked the territorial defense forces about their readiness and then asked whether heads of districts and regions are ready to assume command.
Belarus' Military Doctrine 2016: Main points and changes
This week Belarus considered a new edition of the military doctrine. The task of preparing such a document was set a year ago. The foreign political situation in the world is changing rapidly. And it is necessary to react. This is the usual procedure and the result of this work was presented this week to the head of state.
The military doctrine has such new concepts as "local war" and "illegal armed group". The document now takes into account the events of the "Arab Spring" and a number of other armed conflicts in Syria and Ukraine.
Alexander Lukashenko: No direct military threat to Belarus now
A new draft military doctrine was discussed at a meeting with the Belarus President on January 22. This is a mandatory document for any state in which it spells out the official position regarding security and armed protection. Alexander Lukashenko stressed that Belarus will continue to adhere to the policy of peace, but the difficult situation in the world makes the country "keep powder dry."
Belarusian, Russian armed forces set for new cooperation plan
On November 13, President Alexander Lukashenko approved a new plan specifying the cooperation of Belarusian-Russian armies from 2016.
According to the Belarusian head of state, the security issue should be considered in terms of relations in the post-Soviet space where three major integration associations such as the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Eurasian Economic Union, and the Union State of Belarus and Russia exist. It’s indispensable to take into consideration the situation in neighboring countries as well.
Alexander Lukashenko gets acquainted with Belarus' latest military equipment
Modern weapons and personnel training. After visiting the 120th separate mechanized brigade of the North-Western Operational Command of the Armed Forces Alexander Lukashenko went to the test site, where he was shown the newest weapons and military equipment.
Some 80 hectares of space allow throwing grenades, train sniper precision in almost all conditions, day and night.
Belarus taking part in military exercise Combat Commonwealth 2015
The Ashuluk firing range was protected from a massive assault. As part of the exercises "Combat Commonwealth 2015" air defense forces of the allied states, which include Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia and others, hit over 20 targets. They worked out a scenario of a sudden air attack. The active phase is complete and now the exercise "Shield of the Fatherland" is gaining momentum.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus needs to strengthen southern borders
Belarus needs to strengthen the southern borders, said August 18 Belarus' President hearing out reports from Acting Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus Stanislav Zas and Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov.
The head of state was informed about the situation in the Armed Forces, as well as ways to optimize the army. Alexander Lukashenko wondered whether all is done according to the parameters that had been identified at the recent meeting of the Security Council. Including in terms of the creation of new types of weapons.
Belarus takes third place at First Army Games in Russia
Belarus is one of the three leaders in the first Army Games in Russia. According to the results of the international tournament, the Belarusian military took third place in the team event, winning 3 gold, 50 silver and 249 bronze medals. The best results were shown by Belarusian mortar gunners, who lost to the winners just a minute.
Overall, 2000 soldiers from 17 countries fought for the title of best in the land, water and air.
Belarus sees additional risks in concentration of NATO forces near country's borders
Belarus sees more risk in connection with the placement of more NATO troops at its borders, including troops equipped with heavy weapons, said Belarusian Defense Minister, Lieutenant-General Andrei Ravkov in an interview with TASS.
"Along with the strengthening of the aviation component of NATO member states in the Baltics and Poland, which protect air space, the alliance consistently sends additional troops to areas near the borders of the Republic of Belarus. They have heavy weapons," said the head of the defense department.
NATO increases activity near Belarus borders, we have to react, Belarus defense minister says
Alexander Lukashenko met with Defense Minister of Belarus Andrei Ravkov on June 15. The officials discussed the state of affairs in the Armed Forces. The army, according to the President, is bound to be strong today. The military must be ready to respond to modern challenges.
The Defense Minister reported about the ongoing modernization of the Belarusian army. He also reviewed the latest missile tests and other systems created to protect the territory of Belarus. The report also touched upon army sport and personnel policy in the armed forces.
Defense Minister reports to Alexander Lukashenko on modernization of Belarusian army
Alexander Lukashenko met with Defence Minister of Belarus Andrei Ravkov. The officials discussed the state of affairs in the Armed Forces.
The army, according to the President, is bound to be strong today. The military must be ready to respond to modern challenges.
The Defense Minister reported about the ongoing modernization of the Belarusian army. He and also spoke about the latest missile tests and other systems that are created to protect the territory of our state. The report also touched army sport and personnel policy in the armed forces.
Alexander Lukashenko given Kalashnikov during visit to Defense Ministry
On February 19, Alexander Lukashenko visited the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus. Among the priorities of the Armed Forces in the coming years are the increasing of military capabilities as well as upgrading, technical modernization, and the intelligent optimization of the combat component.
The President touched upon the role of officer corps in the armed forces with regard to modern teaching methods of warfare and social protection of servicemen.
During the visit to the Ministry of Defense, the President was given a Kalashnikov rifle.
Alexander Lukashenko signs Belarus' state defense directive
Belarus should do everything to ensure military and socio-political security, said Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting of the country's Security Council, which considered a state defense plan, which is designed for five years.
The document outlines almost all potential threats and responses to them.
The situation around Belarus is constantly changing. Conflicts break out in the world rapidly and unpredictably.