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Russia Begins Delivery Of Defense Missiles To Belarus


http://gdb.rferl.org/FB589614-21FD-4994-9965-C90D27D405FA_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/FB589614-21FD-4994-9965-C90D27D405FA_mw800_mh600.jpg Belarusian soldiers line Minsk's October Square during the inauguration of President Alyaksandr Lukashenka on April 8 (file photo) (Bymedia.net) April 21, 2006 -- Belarusian Defense Minister Leanid Maltsau says Russia has started delivering to Belarus missile systems to be used in a joint Russian-Belarusian air-defense system.


He said all the S-300 missiles will be delivered by the end of this year. He was speaking after a meeting today in Minsk with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov.


Ivanov said he hopes that documents relating to the creation of the joint air-defense system will be signed this year.


The two ministers also discussed joint military staff exercises planned for June.


(ITAR-TASS, Interfax)

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