October 7, 2016 – Fort Russ News –
RT – translated by J. Arnoldski –
The Belarusian Army, whose modernization is almost completed, will defend Russia on the Western front. This was stated by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.
“We, together with the Russian people and all Russians, will defend our common Fatherland on the Western front, which is no less important for Russia…On this Western front, we will die to defend Belarus and Russia,” Lukashenko is quoted as saying by RIA Novosti.
According to Lukahenko, the Belarusian Army “is capable of repelling any aggressor.”
“We can already talk about the complete modernization of our army; we have practically finished this. We have adapted for those potential wars which could be waged against our state – from the struggle in the information space to a hot war,” the president added.
Earlier, Lukashenko stated that he will not allow the Belarusian opposition to “make an enemy out of Russia.” He also expressed interest “in fruitful cooperation with the Russian Federation in all spheres and deepening equal and effective cooperation in integration formats.”