Contents tagged with Belarus

  • Belarus begins construction of camps for Wagner mercenaries

    A camp is being built for mercenaries of the Wagner PMC in Asipovichy, Mogilev region of Belarus, 200 km from the border with Ukraine, reports the news outlet Verstka. According to the news outlet, there will be several such camps.

    According to Verstka’s sources, the camp in Asipovichy will take an area of 24 thousand square meters. It will be able to accommodate eight thousand people. The sources claim that the builders were given the task to complete the construction of the camp by June 27. …

  • Putin: Russia has delivered first shipment of nuclear weapons to Belarus

    The first shipment of nuclear warheads has been delivered to Belarus, said Russian president Vladimir Putin at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

    "We will move some of the tactical weapons to Belarusian territory. The first nuclear warheads have already been delivered to the territory of Belarus. By the end of the summer, we will complete this work in full. This is an element of deterrence," Putin said.

    Putin also said that Russia does not yet need to use nuclear weapons, but …

  • President of Kazakhstan rejects Lukashenko’s invitation to join the Union State of Russia and Belarus

    Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev described as a "joke" the words of the self-proclaimed president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, who invited Kazakhstan to join the Union State of Russia and Belarus in order to have access to nuclear weapons.

    "I appreciated his joke. I think that there is no need for this, since there are other integration associations, primarily the Eurasian Economic Union. As for nuclear weapons, we do not need them," Radio Azattyq quotes Tokayev as saying.

    Earlier, …

  • Russia hands over to Belarus Iskander-M missiles capable of carrying nuclear payloads

    Russia handed over to the Belarusian military the Iskander-M missile systems, which can be equipped with both conventional and nuclear payloads, said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu.

    "The Iskander-M operational-tactical missile system has been transferred to the Belarusian Armed Forces. It can use missiles in both conventional and nuclear versions. On April 3, at one of the Russian training grounds, Belarusian crews began training to operate it to protect the Union State. The Russian …

  • Putin: Russia to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus

    Moscow and Minsk have agreed to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in the territory of Belarus, said Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with the TV channel Russia 24.

    Putin said that on July 1, the construction of the storage facility will be completed, and stressed that the weapons will be deployed "without violating the obligations under the START Treaty." According to him, the reason for this step was the UK's intention to supply of ammunition with depleted uranium to Ukraine. …

  • Lukashenko to visit China

    The self-proclaimed president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, will make a "state visit" to China on February 28-March 2, reported his press service.

    "The focus will be on the development of trade, economic, investment and humanitarian cooperation, the implementation of joint large-scale projects, interaction in the political sphere, responding to the most acute challenges in the modern international situation," the statement reads.

    Minsk authorities claim that Lukashenko and Chinese …

  • Lukashenko plans to visit Iran in March

    Self-proclaimed President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko plans an official visit to Tehran in March, reported the Belarusian news agency BelTA following Lukashenko's meeting with Iranian Ambassador Saeed Yari.

    "I am absolutely convinced that this will be a significant meeting and negotiations in Iran will bring us to a new level of cooperation. But the main thing is that we must not miss this moment and time to establish relations at a higher level," Lukashenko said.

    The Iranian ambassador, …

  • Commander of Russian Ground Forces arrives in Belarus

    On January 12, a delegation of the Russian Defense Ministry headed by the Commander-in-Chief of the Ground Forces, Army General Oleg Salyukov, arrived in Belarus, reported the Belarusian Defense Ministry.

    Salyukov and members of the delegation "inspected military units and subdivisions of the Russian contingent of the regional grouping of troops (forces)" at the training grounds in Belarus.

    In addition, they inspected "the quality of combat coordination and assessed readiness of Russian units …

  • Two trains with Russian military equipment arrive in Belarus

    At least 50 units of military equipment were delivered to Belarus from Russia, reports the monitoring group Belaruski Hajun.

    "According to our data, about 43 KAMAZ and Urals trucks, BAZ-6306, 5 fuel trucks, 2 ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft guns, field kitchens and water tanks were delivered by train. It should also be noted that on one of the cars, there are numbers specific to the 44th region of the Russian Federation, which is the Western Military District," it was reported.

    The Belarusian Defense …

  • Russia continues to amass troops in Belarus

    Russian troops continue to arrive in Belarus, reports the Belarusian news agency Belta, citing the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus.

    The news agency writes that the process of "building up the regional grouping of troops" is taking place in stages. Now the personnel, weapons, military, and special equipment of the Russian Armed Forces are being transferred to the country. Another shipment of new BTR-82A, BTR-80K, armored medical, repair and evacuation vehicles has just arrived in …