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17 October,

Belarus to place Russian S-400 SAMs on border with Ukraine

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Belarus wants to place S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems on the border with Ukraine, which they plan to buy in Russia. The statement came from President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, BELTA reports.

“Currently, we have completely blocked the perimeter in the western direction with the S-300 complexes. But, as you know, we have added the southern direction. We discussed this topic with the Belarusian generals and Russians. The south is stoking against us. We have to prepare - border with Ukraine is 1200 km. Therefore we will have to close this perimeter as well. And we were talking about the fact that the S-400 would be appropriate for us,” Lukashenko stated.

Lukashenko also said that Belarus would buy Russian weapons for over $1 billion. Russian weapons will be delivered to Belarus by 2025.

As it was reported earlier, in the end of July Lukashenko declared that he is ready to place Armed forces of the Russian Federation in the republic if it will be necessary for security of the union state.

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