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Lukashenko asks Russia to supply S-400 air defense systems to Belarus

It was stated that the military hardware turned out to be insufficient for Belarus

MINSK, March 1. /TASS/. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said at a meeting of the country’s Security Council on Tuesday that he had requested the Russian leadership to deliver additional S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems to shield Minsk.

"The military hardware turned out to be insufficient for us. We will have sufficient personnel but hardware [will not be enough]. I turned to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin so that in addition to the S-400 systems located in the Gomel Region, additional S-400s could be supplied to the area slightly west of Minsk," Lukashenko said in video footage released by the Pool of the Top Official Telegram channel close to the presidential press office.

"In order to shield not only Minsk," he added.