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Two joint Russia-Belarus military training centers now operate, says Belarusian top brass

On Monday, the Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko signed a decree approving a draft agreement with Russia on the creation and operation of training and combat centers for joint training of servicemenl of the two countries

MINSK, November 1. /TASS/. Two joint with Russia military training centers are operating on the territory of Belarus, Valery Revenko, Chief of the International Military Cooperation Department of the country’s Defense Ministry, said on Tuesday.

"By a corresponding decree, the president of Belarus has approved a draft agreement with Russia on the creation and functioning of joint training centers. At present, two of them [centers] train servicemen on the territory of Belarus (Aerospace Forces and Air Defense Forces, Rocket Forces and Artillery Forces - TASS) and one [center] on the territory of the Russian Federation," Revenko wrote on his Twitter.

On Monday, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko signed a decree approving a draft agreement with Russia on the creation and operation of training and combat centers for joint training of servicemenl of the two countries. The document entitles the country’s Defense Ministry to negotiate and sign the agreement within the limits of the approved draft.