Belarusian Defense Minister praises combat readiness of Russian armed forces – Army and Defense

MINSK, November 20. / TASS /. Belarus values ​​its military cooperation with Russia and notes a very high level of training and preparation of the Russian armed forces, Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin said in an interview with Al Jazeera.

According to excerpts from the interview, published Friday evening by the Belarusian news agency BelTA, the minister declared that his country had “a very high level of interaction with our strategic ally, the Russian Federation”.

“The agreements that exist and that we are now adopting directly with the Defense Ministry and my colleague, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, are primarily aimed at preserving peace,” he said.

“The readiness and training levels of the Russian military certainly deserve praise and pride now. We are happy to have such an ally. Last year we forced an even closer alliance. turned out that we have no friends and the neighbors are aggressive, “added the Minister.

Khrenin assured that the Russian-Belarusian military exercises are carried out transparently and do not pose a threat to anyone.

“They are not a threat to anyone. We are training our army. And the president says that the army is supposed to be trained. We are raising our troops to the relevant training standards,” said the Belarusian defense minister.

In his opinion, learning from the Russian military experience is useful for Belarus.

“It is very important to us that the Russian military has the combat experience that it willingly shares with us. It is also an important element in the development of military science, theory and practice. “Khrenin said.