Belarusian president highlights importance of creating own weaponsStaff Writer | October 6, 2018
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko highlighted the importance of creating new types of Belarus-made weapons and modernizing the existing military equipment, the presidential press service said Friday.
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He said it is the fourth attempt to upgrade the Belarusian armed forces.
According to Lukashenko, Belarus first cut its armed forces to about 100,000 people and stopped the sale of the remaining weapons from the USSR, the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Then, Belarus launched research groups to study modern warfare. At the third stage, Belarus set up special operational forces.
In light of the current situation, one task is to proceed with the development of new types of weapons necessary for the defense of Belarus, the president said. ■