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Belarus to purchase $1bn worth of Russian arms, including S-400

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Belarus is set to acquire over $1 billion worth of arms and military hardware from Russia, President Alexander Lukashenko said amid fresh tensions with NATO states. He added that the purchase of S-400 air defense system was discussed in Moscow.

Minsk and Moscow have agreed on a list of arms worth more than $1 billion that will be delivered to Belarus through 2025, Lukashenko stated on Sunday.

“I am very grateful to the Russian leadership, military and the Russian defense industry for agreeing on a whole list of weapons that will be here by 2025. It is, indeed, about a dozen planes … some of them have already arrived. These are several dozen helicopters, TOR-M2,” Lukashenko told reporters.

“I will not name the total amount, although this is not a big secret, it is more than $1billion,” he added.

Belarus is negotiating with Russia the supplies of the S-400 missile systems, Lukashenko said, adding, “We are in talks and planning the supplies of the S-400 [systems].”

The leader stated he was briefed by Russian President Vladimir Putin at talks in Moscow earlier this week about the more modern S-500 systems, which can destroy ballistic missiles.

Source: Sputnik

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