Shoigu told his Belarusian colleague that it was time to strengthen the unified air defense system

It is time for Russia and Belarus to strengthen the defense of the Union State, the Russian Defense Minister said on June 23 Sergei Shoigu.

At a meeting in Moscow with a Belarusian colleague Viktor Khrenin The head of the Russian Defense Ministry said that in the current circumstances it is time to take urgent measures “on strengthening the defense capability of the Union State, increasing the combat readiness of the regional grouping of troops and the unified regional air defense system”.

He added that Moscow would provide any necessary support to Minsk. Belarus is Russia’s most important strategic partner and closest ally.

“Today, bilateral military cooperation is developing in the face of unprecedented pressure from the West, an undeclared war against our countries.”

Sergei Shoigu

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