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MOSCOW, October 29 (Itar-Tass) - Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Russia will hand over to Belarus four S-300 air defense units to help the republic build up its air defense capability.
"At a meeting with Belarusian Defense Minister Yuri Zhadobin, we discussed pressing issues of military cooperation between Russia and Belarus," Shoigu told reporters on Tuesday, following a session of the joint board of the two ministries.
"We're taking actions to develop and increase the combat potential of the unified regional air defense system; to this end we are building up the Belarusian air defense capability," the Russian defense minister said. "We're planning to hand over four S-300 units to Belarus."