President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko met with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. The parties discussed the situation in the republic and how to protect themselves from outside interference.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that the republic has requested new types of weapons from Russia. However, he did not tell what exactly was being said. During a meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, the parties discussed the importance of protecting common interests.
Lukashenko noted that Russia and Belarus "were left alone" and must defend themselves. The decision on the supply of new weapons will be made by Russian specialists after analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of the Belarusian army, writes Lenta.
Earlier, the Belarusian leader met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. They held talks in Sochi. The leaders of the two countries discussed the political crisis in Belarus and ways out of it, as well as integration issues. Alexander Lukashenko noted that in the current situation it is important not to cross the "red line" and recalled the Chechen conflict, where, in his opinion, the Russian authorities had to do just that. Dni.ru wrote about this conversation between the politicians.
After the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, mass protests and clashes with law enforcement officers began. People demand Lukashenka's resignation and freedom of political prisoners.