Russia to hand over Iskanders to Belarus, including those with nuclear warheads

Russia will hand over Iskanders to Belarus, including those with nuclear warheads

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he would hand over complexes to Belarus in the near future ” Iskander M”, which can use ballistic and cruise missiles. He stressed that nuclear weapons would also be transferred. TAAS writes about this.

– Over the next few months, we will transfer Iskander-M to Belarus, which, as you know, can use both ballistic and cruise missiles, both in conventional and nuclear performance. I propose to instruct the Ministry of Defense and the Chief of the General Staff to work out all the details related to this, – Putin said after a meeting with Lukashenka.

The Russian leader also announced his readiness to re-equip Su-25 aircraft, which are in service with Belarus, at Russian aircraft factories and begin training summer personnel.

– They could be re-equipped accordingly. True, this modernization should be carried out at aircraft factories in Russia, but we will agree with you when to do this and start training the flight crew accordingly, he noted.

In turn, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko appealed to Putin with a request “to help respond adequately to the training flights of NATO aircraft that can carry nuclear weapons.”

– We are very concerned about the issues of training flights of US aircraft, NATO aircraft, which are trained to carry nuclear warheads and nuclear charges. It makes us very stressed. Therefore, I ask you to consider the question of a mirror answer to these things. No overkill. They are training to carry nuclear warheads, please help us at least to adapt our planes,” Lukashenka said.

The head of the Belarusian state also said that Belarus was concerned about the “confrontational policy” of Poland and Lithuania. He called the behavior of the authorities of these countries aggressive.”

– We are very annoyed by the situation and the policy pursued by our neighbors. You know, in general, this is the leadership of Poland and the leadership of Lithuania. Politics at confrontations. And you have enough of them, especially in Ukraine. Recently, most of the mercenaries, as we notice, are from Poland. I don’t understand why they need it, confrontation, but it’s clear that they are standing behind their backs, pushing and so on. But the policy is disgusting , aggressive behavior, – Lukashenka stressed.

The meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko took place in St. The leaders of the two countries discussed issues of foreign trade, import substitution, military cooperation and other issues.

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