: Belarus tests new missile defence systems

18:28 Jun. 16, 2016

Belarus tests new missile defence systems

Belarus tests new missile defence systems (video screenshot)

Russia's close ally wants to build-up its security shield

Belarusian president Alexandr Lukashenko shared the news about missile launch during a working meeting, Belarussian news agency BELTA reports.

"I'm a bit late. We have a happy day today in the security and defence field. Our military, for that meager money they were given, managed to develop and test today missile armaments constructed in Belarus. There was a launch of rocket systems", Lukashenko said.

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Lukashenko also claimed the tests were very successful.

"The missiles hit the target in just one and a half meters away from the set aim – after the first salvo fire. The second salvo - only ten meters away. This is perfect. These are missile systems that have been produced in Belarus for the past two years", the Belarusian president added.

 

Alexandr Lukashenko also ordered to present national awards to those who contributed to the development of the weapons saying "Those, who deserve it, should get these awards. It's a great achievement",

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