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According to the Belta News Agency, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko followed the joint Russian-Belarusian military exercise Zapad-2021 from the Obuz-Lesnovskiy polygon.
Speaking to reporters here, Lukashenko said they discussed the defense and security issue in detail during their meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Stating that they are also negotiating the delivery of S-400 air defense missile systems to Belarus, Lukashenko said, “We are planning to purchase weapons worth over $ 1 billion from Russia. We have agreed with Russia on the list of weapons to be supplied. in Belarus by 2025. Some of which have been delivered: “a dozen planes, a few dozen helicopters. This shows that we take seriously the westbound direction, where we have direct borders with NATO troops “. used his statements.
Noting that the responsibility for the refugee crisis at the European border is on the European side, Lukashenko called on European administrators to come together to resolve this issue.
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“For now, however, no one will speak to them until they lift these senseless and humiliated sanctions against our patriotic people. We will not kneel down,” Lukashenko said. he said.
The joint Russian and Belarusian military exercise Zapad-2021, which began on September 10, continues in the polygons of the two countries.
Almost 200,000 Russian and Belarusian soldiers and personnel are on duty in the exercises, which continue in 9 polygons in Russia and 5 polygons in Belarus, including areas close to the European border. 80 planes and helicopters, 290 tanks, 240 guns, 760 military vehicles, including several rocket launchers, and 15 warships are participating in the exercise.
Exercise Zapad-2021 will end on September 16.
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