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Lukashenko to deploy Russian S-300 at borders with NATO

Alexander Lukashenko decided to deploy the air defense systems, which will be transferred from Russia to Minsk, along the borders with the NATO countries.

Lukashenko to deploy Russian S-300 at borders with NATO

This year, Belarus will receive 4 divisions of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems with the command center from Russia. In the conversation with the Russian news agency 'Tass', the Belarusian Minister of Defense Andrei Ravkov also reported that Belarus was in talks about getting the newest S-400 air defense systems, Joinfo.ua informs.

The Minister of Defense of Belarus said that the new S-300 would be deployed in the Brest, Grodno and Vitebsk regions, and thus along the borders of Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.

Ravkov added that Belarus saw a threat in the deployment of NATO troops along its borders. At the same time, he noted that no country of the Alliance was a potential enemy for Belarus.

General Ravkov added that cooperation between Minsk and NATO "is stable and practical, complies with the national interests and does not affect the allied relations with Russia."