Belarus wants Russian Iskander missile systems capable of carrying nuclear warheads to deploy them in the south and west of the country, President Alexander Lukashenko said in an interview published today in a Russian defense magazine.
Russia is a close ally of Belarus, which the European Union accuses of provoking a crisis on its borders by smuggling thousands of migrants trying to reach Poland illegally.
Brussels has mobilized to impose sanctions on Minsk.
Mr Lukashenko told the National Defense magazine that he needed the Iskander self-propelled missile system, which can carry ballistic missiles with a range of more than 500 km, capable of arming conventional as well as nuclear warheads.
“I need several divisions in the west and south in order to develop there,” he said.
Source From: Capital