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26.10.2017

Belarus to get another Tor-M2 defense system from Russia
Belarus to get another Tor-M2 defense system from Russia The Belarusian army is strengthening its defensive capacity. A new battery of the Tor-M2 surface-to-air system will be delivered to Belarus. New armament will come under the agreement with Russia on the development of military-technical cooperation. Tor-M2 is capable of hitting enemy aircraft, guided missiles and other elements of precision weapons. The key features of the complex are high maneuverability, sniper accuracy and the ability to fire on the move.

09.10.2017

"If we can do something for Azerbaijan, we are ready to do it": President Lukashenko meets with Azerbaijan Defense Minister
President Lukashenko meets with Azerbaijan Defense Minister The future development of military-technical cooperation between Belarus and Azerbaijan was discussed on October 9 as Alexander Lukashenko met with the Minister of Defense of that country, Zakir Hasanov. The contractual and legal framework of the Belarusian-Azerbaijani relations includes more than 110 agreements.

07.10.2017

CSTO countries holding Combat Brotherhood-2017 military drills
CSTO countries holding Combat Brotherhood-2017 military drills The CSTO states are holding large-scale military drills “Combat Brotherhood-2017”. Belarusian military men left for the place of the maneuvers on October 5. From this day on special military operations will be conducted at the ranges in Armenia. The participants of the exercises are to master the issues of organizing cooperation and preparing the regions at the initial stage.

03.10.2017

CSTO Combat Brotherhood drills to begin on October 3
CSTO Combat Brotherhood drills to begin on October 3 The operational-strategic exercise of the CSTO Combat Brotherhood will begin on October 3.  12,000 troops from all six CSTO member states, including Belarus, will take part in it. Maneuvers will take place in Russia, Armenia and Kazakhstan. The exercises aim to work out a joint operation to localize an armed conflict in the Caucasus region.

29.09.2017

Russian troops leaving Belarus after West 2017 drills
Russian troops leaving Belarus after West 2017 drills After the active phase of the "West-2017" exercise, units of the combined grouping of troops continue to return to the places of permanent deployment. This applies to the Russian contingent too. At night from September 28 to September 29, the last train with military and special equipment will leave. Thus, as it was stated earlier, the troops will return to their permanent deployment locations by September 30.

27.09.2017

CSTO exercise Combat Brotherhood 2017 to begin October 3
CSTO exercise Combat Brotherhood 2017 to begin October 3 The operational-strategic exercise of the CSTO "Combat Brotherhood-2017" will be held from 3 to 20 October. The CSTO countries intend to work out the strategy of the joint operation to localize an armed conflict. Organizers note that the maneuvers will be held in the Caucasus and Central Asian regions of collective security, as the Belarusian-Russian exercise "West-2017" was recently held in the Eastern European zone of CSTO responsibility. The upcoming maneuvers will involve 12,000 troops.

25.09.2017

What threat does the USA-North Korea conflict pose for the world?
What threat does the USA-North Korea conflict pose for the world? As they say, you can postpone a war, but never a lunch. Bakers even baked special bread in honor of the military drills “West 2017”. The west felt worried about the Belarusian-Russian military drills, and they were saying that it was posing a threat.
West 2017 drills through the eyes of Belarus President and foreign observers
West 2017 drills through the eyes of Belarus President and foreign observers The military exercise "West-2017" was completed. Alexander Lukashenko, as President of the country and as Supreme Commander-in-Chief, assessed them as perfect. Cautious neighbors watching the movement of Russian troops should also be content since soldiers, tanks and planes are leaving Belarus and returning to places of permanent deployment. Yevgeny Pustovoy reports.

24.09.2017

Belarusian, Russian military equipment returning to permanent deployments
Belarusian, Russian military equipment returning to permanent deployments After the strategic West 2017 drills, personnel, military and specialized equipment of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus are continuing to return to their permanent dislocation points. Brest troopers are returning home on September 24. The air-assault brigade No. 38 drilled military tasks at the range Losvido, which is near Vitebsk. More than 200 military men and dozens of combat vehicles. Loading of equipment on to the echelon is the final stage.

23.09.2017

Russia withdrawing troops from Belarus after West 2017 military drills
Russia withdrawing troops from Belarus after West 2017 military drills After the end of the West 2017 active stage, Russia’s military units and departments continue returning to the places of their permanent deployment . Echelons with military men and special arms, primarily with Russian soldiers and arms, including military personnel, are returning home every day. As it was stated before, the troops will return to their permanent military camps before September 30.  

20.09.2017

President Lukashenko: We are not going to attack anyone
President Lukashenko: We are not going to attack anyone The journalists were interested why the heads of two states observed the military drills from different platforms. Vladimir Putin inspected the drills on the territory of Russia. He visited the range in the Leningrad region.
Alexander Lukashenko sets tasks for military industry in Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko sets tasks for military industry in Belarus Belarus will continue deep modernization of armament, but at the same time new samples of machinery will be developed. On September 20, Alexander Lukashenko spoke about the tasks for the defense industry complex, when talking to the journalists at the end of the West 2017 military drills.
Alexander Lukashenko estimates results of West 2017 military drills
Alexander Lukashenko estimates results of West 2017 military drills The drills have been conducted at a high level. The President and the Commander in Chief of the Republic of Belarus has estimated the results of the strategic military drills “West 2017”. The inspection of military compliance and the power of arms of the Union State Army finished on September 20 at the Borisovsky range. Traditionally, the military exercises are held once every two years in each of the countries in turns. As many as six ranges and two locations were the on the territory of Belarus were the main places of the West 2017 military exercises.

19.09.2017

Belarusian, Russian soldiers drill defense and counterattack cooperation at West 2017 military exercises
Belarusian, Russian soldiers drill defense and counterattack cooperation at West 2017 military exercises The joint strategic military drills West 2017 are continuing. The Union State army is to drill another important tactic episode on 19 September-to repel the attacks of the enemy’s aviation. Anti-missile systems S-300 and Osa have been set up at the Domanovsky range. The systems are to hit the targets, which imitate cruise missiles and helicopters of fire support. Aviation machinery will not allow the enemy to capture the air.

18.09.2017

President Lukashenko to observe West 2017 military drills near Borisov September 20
President Lukashenko to observe West 2017 military drills near Borisov September 20 Today it became known that the President of Belarus will be taking part in the Belarusian-Russian joint military drills West 2017. It is expected that Alexander Lukashenko will be observing one of the main episodes of the military exercises at a range near Borisov on Wednesday.
First results of West 2017 military drills
First results of West 2017 military drills Belarusian and Russian soldiers have reached a high level of cooperation during West 2017 military drills. This statement was made by the General Staff of the Armed Forces on September 18, 2017. The military drills have reached the highest point of practical activity. Defensive battles are carried out on six military ranges in Belarus. Meanwhile, at the range near Mins-its location is kept secret-united commanding of the regional force grouping is perfecting methods of armed forces control.
West 2017 military drills enter final straight
West 2017 military drills enter final straight The military exercises West 2017 are entering the final straight. On September 18, 2017 the armies of Belarus and Russia are continuing to drill joint defense of important state objects. What is more, the most intensive military exercises are expected on the day at the Osipovichi range. The indicated enemy will dispatch its troops. However, the Union State Army has prepared a fight back.
Observers: West 2017 doesn't smell aggression
Observers: West 2017 doesn't smell aggression September 17 marked a new phase of the West-2017 exercise. The military drills entered the active phase. This is the time when it becomes clear how effectively the army works as a fighting mechanism, how quickly the signal from headquarters reaches all units.

17.09.2017

First stage results of West 2017 military drills
First stage results of West 2017 military drills The preparations for the main maneuvers were carried out during a couple of days at eight ranges of Belarus. Military commanders are ensuring that all the units are ready for the battles. Russian tankmen are mastering their skills at a range near Osipovichi.
International observers arrive in Belarus for West 2017 military drills
International observers arrive in Belarus for West 2017 military drills The invited international observers to the West 2017 military drills have arrive in Belarus.

16.09.2017

Second stage of West 2017 military drills to kick off September 17
Second stage of West 2017 military drills to kick off September 17 The first stage of the West 2017 military drills is finishing today. Elimination of diversionists, illegal armed groups and inspection of the location-the army of the Union State have drilled these tactics. The final accord is the work of the aviation. At the Ruzhansky military range planes will exterminate the positions of an indicated enemy and its defensive installations. Linear defense was drilled at the Lepel range.
First stage of West 2017 military drills comes to end
First stage of West 2017 military drills comes to end The most impressive military exercise of the West 2017 drills were held at the range Losvido in the Vitebsk region on September 15, 2017. The soldiers stood against indicated enemy-diversionists. The soldiers of the 38th independent guards air assault brigade drilled the training exercises. Maksim Slizh, CTV: This road leads to the range Losvido. It seems that there are no security guards and the entrance is free. We are expecting diversionists.

14.09.2017

Oleg Voinov, Head of the Department of International Military Cooperation - Assistant to the Minister of Defense for International Military Cooperation
Military strategic drills West-2017 begin in Belarus Within a few hours, the first tactical exercises at the training ground near Borisov will start as part of the large-scale military training. Servicemen of Belarus and Russia take part in the maneuvers - more than 10,000 people in total. The main goal of the exercise of the Belarus-Russia Union State is to work out joint defensive actions, as well as fight against terrorism. Aviation, equipment and personnel have been recently preparing for clashes with the simulated enemy at various training grounds.

13.09.2017

West-2017 military drills to kick off September 14
West-2017 military drills to kick off September 14 The positions are taken and are ready for the military exercises. The strategic Belarusian-Russian drills “West-2017” are ready to move to an active phase at any moment. Brest air assault soldiers have taken up the defense today. The independent battalion and the leaders of the 38th air assault brigade are mastering the Vitebsk range for the first time. The kitchen is working and a mobile information center has been established. The exercises, shootings and field trials have begun. It is unknown when an outlined enemy will attack.
West-2017 military exercises move into active phase
West-2017 military exercises move into active phase The strategic military exercises are moving into an active phase. On September 13, 2017 Brest paratroopers took their positions. The independent battalion and the leaders of the 38th air assault brigade are mastering the Vitebsk range for the first time.
Union State army to master border security reinforcement
Union State army to master border security reinforcement This was stated by the Assistant to the Minister of Defense Oleg Voinov. It also became clear that the main idea of the military drills is to master the modern approaches of military actions. Whilst developing the training model, the nature of the recent conflicts was considered- securing of strategic objects and combating with extremism. Basically, the protection of borders and territory security is the keynote of the West-2917 military drills.
Russian helicopters arrive in Belarus for West 2017 drills
Russian helicopters arrive in Belarus for West 2017 drills The first helicopters of the Russian contingent landed at the Machulishchi aerodrome near Minsk. Belarus will host the strategic exercise West 2017 from September 14 to September 20. The combat readiness of the Armed Forces of Belarus and Russia on such a scale is checked every two years. Last time maneuvers were conducted at the firing ranges of the Russian Federation. The majority of activities related to the current exercise is held in Belarus.

12.09.2017

Belarusian artillery completes preparation for West-2017 drills
Belarusian artillery completes preparation for West-2017 drills Belarusian artillery is completing preparations for the West-2017 training. Today three brigades practiced combat missions at the site of deployment. At the Osipovichi training ground, the military set a real camp with kitchen, bathrooms and fire positions. It is noteworthy that reserve soldiers participated in the training along with the officers and soldiers of the regular service. The fighters of reactive brigade No336 have just had lunch. Their menu today included pea soup, rice and tea with white bread.
Daily media briefings planned during West-2017 military drills
Daily media briefings planned during West-2017 military drills The military drills West-2017 will be transparent to their maximum. A special website has been launched by the Defense Ministry on September 12, 2017. This is where the latest information on the drills will be published-press releases, photos and video materials.

11.09.2017

Media briefing on West-2017 military drills held in Minsk
Media briefing on West-2017 military drills held in Minsk Dozens of international experts will be observing the Belarusian-Russian military drills Zapad-2017. They are representatives of the UN, the OSCE, the CSTO, and the Red Cross. Observers from Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, Estonia, Sweden and Norway have also been accredited. Considering the major interest to the upcoming military drills, a media briefing was held in Minsk on September 11, 2017, where answers to the questions diplomats are interested in were given.

09.09.2017

Belarusian opposition protests against West 2017 military drills
Belarusian opposition protests against West 2017 military drills A usual pointless protesting campaign of the Belarusian opposition. The opposition started protesting against military drills. Against the European claims about the safety of the drills Zapad 2017, a small group of people is still trying to overload the situation. The upcoming Belarus-Russia military drills will be held from 14 till 20 of September.

07.09.2017

Estonian Ambassador to Belarus says West 2017 drills pose no danger
Estonian Ambassador to Belarus says West 2017 drills pose no danger Estonia believes that the West 2017 exercise does not threaten NATO countries in any way. This opinion was voiced today by the Estonian ambassador to Belarus during a conference on the future of the Eastern Partnership. Estonia, as the current EU President, organized the forum together with Minsk Dialogue initiative. Diplomats, scholars and experts from Russia, Europe and the USA gathered to assess the geopolitical situation in the region.
Belarus taking part in Combat Commonwealth 2017 drills in Russia
Belarus taking part in Combat Commonwealth 2017 drills in Russia The military drills Combat Commonwealth 2017 have begun at the Ashuluk training ground in the Astrakhan region, Russia. The exercises involve air defense troops of the CIS countries. Now the drills are entering the active phase. The coalition association includes more than two thousand servicemen and two hundred units of equipment. This includes anti-aircraft missile systems, fighters and assault helicopters. The allied troops have to launch over 50 guided missiles and use about 100 aircraft bombs and ammunition.

05.09.2017

What issues were discussed at the meeting of President Lukashenko with security officials?
What issues were discussed at the meeting of President Lukashenko with security officials? The invited foreign observers can personally see the peaceful tasks of the Belarusian-Russian exercises West 2017.
Belarus President meets with security officials ahead of West 2017 drills with Russia
Belarus President meets with security officials ahead of West 2017 drills with Russia The invited foreign observers can personally see the peaceful tasks of the Belarusian-Russian exercises West 2017, said Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the security officials of Belarus on September 5. The military drills will be held from 14 to 20 September. Participating in it will be almost 13,000 troops and 900 pieces of equipment.

29.08.2017

Belarus’ Defense Ministry assures defensive character of Zapad 2017 military drills
Belarus’ Defense Ministry says West 2017 drills defensive in nature The military drills Zapad 2017 are aimed at perfecting joint antiterrorist actions. This was stated by two defense establishments - Belarus is carrying out the military drills together with Russia. The total number of soldiers involved is nearly 13 thousand people. Specialists were choosing those ranges, which are located at a certain distance from the state border, in order to once again emphasize the character of the Zapad 2017 military drills.

26.08.2017

Military planes land on Minsk-Mogilev motorway
Military planes land on Minsk-Mogilev motorway On August 25, 2017 Military planes landed on the Minsk- Mogilev motorway. An-26 was the first one to land, strike aircrafts and battle planes landed afterwards. The crews performed one of the most difficult elements. In this case pilots work visually, without navigation systems. The M4 turned into an airdrome within the operational and tactical military drills. The exercises were held with the participation of the Russian Air Space Forces.

22.08.2017

Maneuvers of Belarus-Russia supply services underway in Belarus ahead of West 2017 drills
Maneuvers of Belarus-Russia supply services underway in Belarus ahead of West 2017 drills More than 2,500 servicemen and about 500 units of equipment. Maneuvers of rear services are underway in Belarus ahead of the Belarusian-Russian drills West 2017. The firing range Borisovsky and firing ranges in the Minsk, Vitebsk and Mogilev regions are the sites where the rear services drills are held on 22 August. Providing logistics and optimum interaction in joint actions - this is a goal of the exercise for both the Belarusian and the Russian side.

21.08.2017

Russian soldiers arrive in Belarus for logistic military exercises
Russian soldiers arrive in Belarus for logistic military exercises The active phase of the preparations for Zapad 2017 military exercises has begun in Belarus. Russian soldiers arrived in Belarus to participate. Together with Belarusian colleagues, they will hold logistic and technical support military exercises. The drills will last for five days. The military personnel will perfect the elements of evacuation, screening and repairs of combat vehicles.

20.08.2017

Belarusian military equipment sent to Russia’s Ashuluk range
Belarusian military equipment sent to Russia’s Ashuluk range It is referred to the surface-to-air missile system S-300. The offloading took place at the Grodno military post. The equipment is to travel by the railway. Military men are to go to the range as well. Russia is to host tactical training exercises. It includes ground-to-air missile launching.

15.08.2017

Multiple rocket launcher system Polonez in world top 3
Multiple rocket launcher system Polonez in world top 3 The Belarusian multiple rocket launcher system Polonez made it to the top three in the world. The first positions are taken by Chinese developments. Armaments of Israel, Russia, the USA and Turkey made it to the top 10. The rating was made by the “Armies of the world” internet video channel. The multiple rocket launcher system Polonez can strike different targets with high accuracy at a distance from 50 to 300 kilometers.
Russian military arriving in Belarus August 15 for final stage of West-2017 exercise
Russian military arriving in Belarus August 15 for final stage of West-2017 exercise Preparation for the Belarusian-Russian drills West 2017 is at the final stage. The military of the neighboring state are arriving in Belarus on August 15 to conduct joint strategic maneuvers.

12.08.2017

Belarus comes 4th in Tank Biathlon
Belarus comes 4th in Tank Biathlon The International Army Games finished on August 12. The Tank Biathlon was held on the last day at the range Alabino, which is near Moscow. Teams from Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan and China competed for the right to be called the best. As a result of the biathlon, Belarusians took the 4th position. Gold went to Russia, silver to Kazakhstan and bronze went to China.

30.07.2017

International Army Games held in Russia
International Army Games held in Russia International Army Games held in Russia The International Army Games 2017 opened on July 17, 2017 in a place of Albino near Moscow.

29.07.2017

Alexander Lukashenko sends greetings to participants and guests of Army Games
Alexander Lukashenko sends greetings to participants and guests of Army Games Peaceful gatherings of military men at drill platforms are the best proof of trust between the state and the armed forces. It was stated by President Lukashenko in his greetings to the participants and the guests of the International Army Games. Army 2017 kicked off in Alabino today, which is near Moscow.

19.07.2017

Latvia’s Foreign Ministry: We have no questions to Belarus concerning Zapad -2017 military drills
Latvia’s Foreign Ministry: We have no questions to Belarus concerning Zapad -2017 military drills Latvia has no questions to Belarus concerning Zapad-2017 military drills. The issue is closed and the upcoming drills cause no fears. This was stated by Latvia’s Foreign Minister on July 19, 2017 after meeting with Vladimir Makei, Belarus’ Foreign Minister.
Joint training of Belarusian and Chinese special forces
Joint training of Belarusian and Chinese special forces The special forces of Belarus and the People's Police of China have completed the joint training. The final demonstration performances were held at a training ground near Borisov. The soldiers simulated a counter-terrorist operation. According to legend, militants captured a settlement and took refuge in buses. It took the military about half an hour to search and eliminate terrorists.
Belarus taking part in International Air Show MAKS 2017 in Moscow Region
Belarus taking part in International Air Show MAKS 2017 in Moscow Region The latest developments and technologies in the aerospace industry. Belarus is widely represented at the XIII International Air Show MAKS-2017. It is underway in Zhukovsky, Moscow region. The Belarusian stand features innovative monitors and display modules, helmet systems, aviation components and drones. Among them is the reconnaissance and strike vehicle Burevestnik MB, created with a large share of innovative components.

18.07.2017

Union Shield 2017 antiterrorist operation held in Belarus
Union Shield 2017 antiterrorist operation held in Belarus The joint antiterrorist drill was held by the special forces of Belarus and China. The final military performances were held on the range near Borisov. The soldiers carried out an antiterrorist operation. According to the legend, militants captured a settlement and are hiding in uses. As many as two town buildings were the focus of attack. For the search and elimination of terrorist, the joint forces of Belarus and China needed about half an hour.

17.07.2017

Belarus to invite 80 international observers to Zapad-2017 military drills
Belarus to invite 80 international observers to Zapad-2017 military drills This information was announced by the Defense Ministry of the Republic of Belarus. Among them are representatives of international organizations, such as the UN, the OSCE and NATO. Join strategic drills of Belarus and Russia is a planned event and will be held upon the decision of the two Presidents. As for the scale of the current drills, it is the largest joint military exercises of the armed forces. Practical activities will be carried out on six ranges in Belarus.
Belarus President: Diplomacy's role rises manifold in international relations crisis
Belarus President: Diplomacy's role rises manifold in international relations crisis In the current crisis of international relations, the role of diplomacy has multiplied, said President Alexander Lukashenko on July 17 at a meeting with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the CSTO member states. According to the head of state, the task of diplomacy is to create prerequisites for convergence of positions of all interested parties. Only on the basis of consolidation of efforts is it possible to effectively counter challenges and threats, the President stressed.

14.07.2017

Belarus tests newest domestic tank T-72BME
Belarus tests newest domestic tank T-72BME Tests of the newest domestic tank - T-72BME - have been conducted in Belarus. The video was published by the Military-Industrial Committee. Compared with previous modifications, the tank became much more economical in fuel consumption, and the accuracy has increased.

11.07.2017

Belarus,China hold joint anti-terrorism drill in Minsk
Belarus,China hold joint anti-terrorism drill in Minsk Officers from and unit commanding officers from China came to Minsk. During one week special forces of Belarus and China will be exchanging experience and will hold a full range of operations. They will work off activities on detaining dangerous special criminals, clampdown of gangs, and experience in tactical shooting.

06.07.2017

Independence Palace, Belarus, Minsk
Zapad 2017 drills is significant step in ensuring Belarus' national security The exercise Zapad 2017 (West 2017) is a significant step in ensuring national security, said President Alexander Lukashenko on July 6 at the ceremony to honor graduates of higher military educational institutions and higher officers. Taking into account the growing terrorist threat in the world, active illegal migration, the spread of drugs and the import of weapons, the young generation will have to work hard.

18.06.2017

Alexander Lukashenko meets with CSTO members
Alexander Lukashenko meets with CSTO members Energy security is one of the most important subjects on the agenda today. Powerful states do everything possible to control the sources of this energy. Today there are many threats in the European region. Belarus may get indirectly involved into the processes due to political, geographical and economic reasons. Belarus is one of the members of the CIS.

16.06.2017

Belarus, Russia begin preparation for West 2017 drills
Belarus, Russia begin preparation for West 2017 drills For the first time the military of Belarus and Russia are building bridges and organizing ferries. Now, army units don't consider water a barrier. The redeployment of equipment on special bridges is possible thanks to the engineering troops of Belarus and a special Russian battalion. The coordination of their actions was practiced on the Dnieper River.

15.06.2017

Belarus President names CSTO's most important tasks of modern time
Belarus President names CSTO's most important tasks of modern time CSTO member countries are able to resolve internal conflicts in the area of ​​responsibility of the organization. This is the message Alexander Lukashenko sent to the secretaries of the CSTO Security Council.
Belarus in favor of equipping CSTO rapid reaction forces with latest weapons
Belarus in favor of equipping CSTO rapid reaction forces with latest weapons Belarus will always be true to its obligations on the collective forces of the CSTO's rapid reaction, said President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the heads of defense departments of the countries of the CSTO. In 2017, Belarus chairs the CSTO, the organization founded 15 years ago.

13.06.2017

Belarus will always honor commitments on CSTO rapid reaction collective forces, Alexander Lukashenko says
Belarus will always honor commitments on CSTO rapid reaction collective forces, Alexander Lukashenko says Belarus will always remain loyal to its obligations on the CSTO's collective rapid reaction forces, said President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the heads of defense departments of the countries of the Collective Security Treaty. The situation in the zone of responsibility of the CSTO is becoming more acute, but Belarus is not going to use weapons without a need.
CSTO Collective Rapid Response Forces to hold drills in Kyrgyzstan in 2018
CSTO Collective Rapid Response Forces to hold drills in Kyrgyzstan in 2018 The drills of the Collective Rapid Response Force of the CSTO will be held in 2018 in Kyrgyzstan. The Council of Ministers of Defense of the CSTO member states has adopted an action plan for 2018. The plan provides for joint exercises involving Russian peacekeeping forces, the collective rapid reaction forces of Tajikistan, and the reconnaissance units of Kazakhstan. All measures are aimed at increasing the effectiveness of response to crisis situations, both in the CSTO's responsibility zone and beyond.

12.06.2017

Active phase of “Slavic brotherhood 2017” military drills begins June 12
Active phase of “Slavic brotherhood 2017” military drills begins June 12 The active phase of the joint Belarus, Russia and Serbia military drills “Slavic brotherhood 2017” begins on June 12, 2017. More than 800 military men and 100 equipment units have been concentrated at the ranges near Brest. The special forces have already carried out night military exercises and have jumped with a parachute from IL-76 aircraft.

06.06.2017

Belarus, Russia, Serbia hold joint military drills near Brest
Belarus, Russia, Serbia hold joint military drills near Brest Joint tactic military drills “Slavic brotherhood” began near Brest on June 6, 2017. More than 800 soldiers from Belarus, Serbia and Russia and more than 100 military units partake in the exercises. Soldiers from three countries will master antiterrorist actions.

05.06.2017

Vladimir Makei: Belarus not going to break military ties with Russian friends
Vladimir Makei: Belarus not going to break military ties with Russian friends A joint statement was signed on June 5 by the heads of the foreign ministries of Belarus and Russia. It emphasizes that the two countries will continue to strengthen cooperation in the world arena, advocate for integration in the CIS and condemn terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

22.05.2017

Milex 2017 finishes in Minsk
MILEX 2017 finishes in Minsk The exhibition of weapons and military equipment MILEX 2017 is finishing in Minsk. On May 22 a solemn closing ceremony will take place at the sports complex Minsk Arena. More than 50 official delegations from 30 countries came to the event, which undoubtedly confirms the status of this exhibition. The foreign visitors appreciated the Belarusian defense and industrial complex. The armored car Caiman and Belarusian drones drew much attention in particular.

21.05.2017

Belarus, United Arab Emirates discuss military technical cooperation
Belarus, United Arab Emirates discuss military technical cooperation The arms and military exhibition aroused true interest of foreign partners. A delegation from the United Arab Emirates, headed by the country’s Chief of Defense, came to the exhibition in Minsk as well. A meeting with the delegation was held in Belarus’s Defense Ministry on May 21, 2017. Issues of bilateral military technical cooperation and perspectives of further relations were discussed.
Strength of Belarusian Army: exhibition performances at MILEX-2017
Strength of Belarusian Army: exhibition performances at MILEX-2017 Exhibition performances are being held at International Exhibition of Arms and Military Equipment on May 21, 2017. At Minsk-1 Airport wrestling master classes have been organized, drones are performing maneuvers in air. As many as 350 kinds of machinery are presented at the exposition. Armored vehicle Caiman and multiple launcher system Polonez are the novelties of Belarusian armament industry, also presented there.
MILEX -2017: Sri Lanka interested in Belarus’ military machinery
MILEX -2017: Sri Lanka interested in Belarus’ military machinery Belarus’ Armed Forces fit the bill concerning modern challenge and threat counterefforts. It was stated by Belarus’ Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov. The strengthening of combating power is carried out in several directions. It is buying new arms and military machinery, which correspond to world standards,
Serbia interested in military cooperation with Belarus
Serbia interested in military cooperation with Belarus A Serbian delegation is among those who arrived in the Belarusian capital to participate in the MILEX exhibition. Immediately after the opening of the forum Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov met with his Serbian counterpart. The guest of honor was greeted by all the rules of the ceremonial ceremony, after which both ministers discussed possible options for cooperation. The head of the defense ministry of Serbia expressed interest in developing relations with Belarus in military industry.
Caiman and Polonez: Military industry of Belarus shaping new image
Caiman and Polonez: New image of Belarus' military industry Belarus makes not only in dairy produce. Belarusian weapons are famous around the world, too. The international exhibition of weapons and military equipment MILEX 2017 opened on May 20 in Minsk. Our correspondent Yevgeny Pustovoi managed to get into the armored car "Volat" - this is a Belarusian development - and tried to figure out what advantages Belarusian military industry has.

20.05.2017

International Exhibition of Arms and Military Machinery MILEX 2017 opens in Minsk
International Exhibition of Arms and Military Machinery MILEX 2017 opens in Minsk The International Exhibition of Arms and Military Machinery MILEX 2017 opened in Minsk. Alexander Lukashenko sent his greetings to the participants and guests of the forum. Alexander Lukashenko said, “This is the largest international forum in Eastern Europe, which is held in Belarus for the 8th time, it reflects the main tendencies and perspectives of the world arms market.

18.05.2017

Belarus doubles arms export in 5 years
Belarus doubles arms export in 5 years Belarus’ military-industrial export doubled in the last five years. High-tech systems, optical technologies, tracking and security systems, modern defense equipment. The demand grows not only on products, but on technologies as well.

19.04.2017

Minsk hosts 10th CSTO Military Committee session
Minsk hosts 10th CSTO Military Committee session Joint training of skilled specialists for the organization of air defense. The CSTO Military Committee gathers in Minsk for the 10th time. Maintenance of security and delivery of collective air forces are among the topical issues. Furthermore, it was decided that the training of man power will be held in military academies of Belarus and Russia. Subsidiary organs, which deal with communications and technical support, will also be established.

06.04.2017

Belarusian pilots preparing for International Army Games 2017
Belarusian pilots preparing for International Army Games 2017 Belarusian crews of helicopters are getting ready for international army games. In 2017, one of the most spectacular events – air darts - will be held in China. Belarusian pilots will perform on new Mi-8 helicopters. It differs from its predecessor thanks to improved flight characteristics. The pilots are training near Osipovichi, Belarus. The competition program includes several stages: reconnaissance, use of air weapons and physical fitness. The training conditions will be more complicated as new fire missions have been added.
Belarus destroys last landmines under Ottawa Treaty
Belarus destroys last anti-personnel mines under Ottawa Treaty Belarus has fulfilled its obligations under the Ottawa Treaty. One of the points of the agreement is to destroy anti-personnel mines. On April 5, the last samples of PFM-1 were destroyed in the Gomel region. These mines were used extensively in the second half of the 20th century: by Americans in Vietnam and by the Soviet troops in Afghanistan. Cassettes with mines were dropped from aircraft or delivered by rockets. Children often took mines for toys because of their plastic coating. The victims of these weapons often remained disabled.

29.03.2017

Belarus and Russia hold joint military exercises
Belarus and Russia hold joint military exercises Belarus and Russia hold joint military exercises in Vitebsk. Special Forces of Belarus and Airbone Forces of Russia have been involved in the exercises. Their team was strengthened with the participation of reconnaissance officers, engineer department and communications unit. During the two weeks of training, the work out of countersabotage tasks will be underscored. Vadim Denisenko, commander of Special Force of the Republic of Belarus:The exercises have been planned in an unusual way, we moved back from the range’s border,

22.03.2017

Belarus presents unmanned vehicles at LIMA'17 exhibition
Belarus presents UAVs at LIMA'17 exhibition Belarus has presented a series of UAVs in Malaysia. This is the first time Belarus has been represented at the region's largest military equipment show. Belarusian enterprises have brought the most popular models of weapons. The Belarusian stand occupies 100 m2 and features modern radar, optical and electronic products and also some devices. On the first day of the show alone, Belarusians held talks with representatives of nearly a dozen countries.

20.03.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus is ready to ensure its security in any situation
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.

14.03.2017

Belarus and Russia start preparations for West 2017 drills
Belarus and Russia start preparations for West 2017 drills Belarusian and Russian troops began preparations for the exercises Zapad 2017 [West 2017]. During the drills, the parties intend to work out the coherence of military administration and interoperability of military units. The large-scale exercises will be held in September in several ranges of Belarus and Russia. This will sum up the joint activities of the two countries in the past two years.

16.12.2016

MZKT tank transporters being tested in UAE
MZKT tank transporters being tested in UAE Tank transporters made by Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant (MZKT) are being test-driven in the UAE. The vehicles were made by a special order. This is the principle, according to which the company now operates. In the case of the United Arab Emirates, we are talking about a long-term contract. It provides for the delivery of various machinery. The exact amount and timing of deliveries will be known after testing.

02.11.2016

Joint Collegium of Defence Ministries of Belarus and Russia held in Minsk
Joint Collegium of Defence Ministries of Belarus and Russia held in Minsk Russia expresses its gratitude to Belarus for a well-timed humanitarian assistance in Syria. That was an announcement made by Sergei Shoigu at the joint collegium of Defense Ministries.

21.10.2016

Innovations plus integration: Belarus, Russia developing cooperation in military-technical sphere
Innovations plus integration: Belarus, Russia developing cooperation in military-technical sphere Belarus and Russia will continue to develop military-technical cooperation focusing on modernization and innovations. The corresponding document was approved on October 20 by an intergovernmental commission.

26.09.2016

Belarus’ President meets with Chairman of State Military and Industrial Committee
Belarus’ President meets with Chairman of State Military and Industrial Committee On September 26, Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko held a working meeting with Chairman of the State Military and Industrial Committee of Belarus Sergei Gurulev. The President was interested in the state of business in the sphere. They discussed both ongoing projects and plans of institutions that are part of the State Military and Industrial Committee. The emphasis was on the economic state of the State Military and Industrial Committee of Belarus. The President gave a number of instructions concerning the expenditure and development of the sphere.

21.09.2016

Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei meets with Pentagon’s representatives in New York
Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei meets with Pentagon’s representatives in New York Belarus and the USA discussed the cooperation in the military sphere. In New York, Belarusian Foreign Minister met with the representatives of the Pentagon. The discussion was related to establishing the dialogue between military institutions of Belarus and the USA in the face of the increasing tension in the Eastern European region. In addition, Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei took part in the solemn opening ceremony of the 71st General Assembly of the United Nations.

29.08.2016

Security on ground and in air: major drills of CSTO peacekeepers held in Belarus
Security on ground and in air: major drills of CSTO peacekeepers held in Belarus Security on the ground and in the air. Major drills of the CSTO peacekeepers were held in the Brest region. The drills took place on the Obuz-Lesnovsky military training ground near Baranovichi. Soldiers from Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan were working together. For the first time, the collective forces of the CSTO received the mandate of the UN Security Council. It means that the units are ready for peacekeeping operations anywhere in the world.

22.06.2016

5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly: Day 1 summary
5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly: Day 1 summary The 5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly opened in Minsk June 22. This is the most democratic way of democracy. Journalists pick different epithets and comparisons for the forum. But the Belarus President explains it simply and clearly. He speaks about the purpose of the meeting itself and the people taking part in it.

16.06.2016

Belarus successfully tests new Polonez missile
Belarus successfully tests new Polonez missile During the working meeting on June 16, the President reported about the successful testing of new missile systems in Belarus. This is a significant event for the whole country. It took Belarus two years to create the systems. Alexander Lukashenko instructed Premier Andrei Kobyakov to consider presenting state awards to those who contributed to the creation of the weapons.

04.02.2016

Belarus air force agrees Su-30 purchase from Russia
Belarus air force agrees Su-30 purchase from Russia The air force of Belarus is now one step closer to fleet renewal. Belarus has reached a preliminary agreement with the Russian side on the acquisition of multi-purpose fighters Su-30. They are designed to replace MiG-29, which are now in service. The replacement of fighter jets will increase Belarus' opportunities for the destruction of air targets. In addition, thanks to these jets, Belarusian air force will be able to perform combat tasks from any airport of the country.

14.09.2015

Belarusian, Russian military start 2nd phase of joint operational exercises Union Shield 2015
Belarusian, Russian military start 2nd phase of joint operational exercises Union Shield 2015 Union Shield 2015. The military of Belarus and Russia have started the second phase of joint drills. During the three days, at the Kirillovsky firing range in the Leningrad region, they will practice issues of command and control in the course of hostilities. The focus is on mobile defense, blocking and destruction of illegal armed groups, as well as counter-attack, during which lost control of some territories will be restored.
Alexander Lukashenko to take part in CSTO Collective Security Council session September 15
Alexander Lukashenko to take part in CSTO Collective Security Council session September 15 The President of Belarus will take part in a session of the CSTO Collective Security Council. It will open September 15 in Dushanbe, but the heads of the member states will arrive in the capital of Tajikistan today. The agenda includes more than 15 questions. In particular, the parties will discuss the current state of affairs in the Collective Security Treaty Organization also focusing on the organization's budget for 2016.