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Defense minister: Belarus is interested in strategic military alliance with Russia


Belarus would like to keep building a strategic military alliance with Russia, Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin said at the meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on 25 May, BelTA has learned.

“Today's meeting is of particular importance for us as we have found ourselves on the receiving end of relentless aggressive moves on the part of NATO representatives and others. This meeting highlights the depth of the bilateral cooperation in the military field and defense industry,” the Belarusian defense minister said addressing his Russian counterpart.

Viktor Khrenin drew attention to the unprecedented pressure from the collective West on Belarus and Russia: “They are trying to impose a unipolar world on us using the model where all countries, instead of being guided by international law, have to stick to certain rules that further the interests of some states that are seen by their leadership as privileged.”

According to the defense minister of Belarus, such a world-view has led to the expansion of international terrorism, the unreasonable military build-up near the borders of the Union State, as well as the increase in military tension in the political, economic, information spheres in the region and beyond.

“In such a situation, Belarus seeks to keep building a strategic military alliance with Russia by strengthening commitments in our doctrinal documents and by deepening bilateral cooperation, creating conditions and taking measures that will discourage everyone from talking to us from a position of strength,” emphasized Viktor Khrenin.

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