Belarus and Russia agree on further deployment of Russian military facilities in Belarus

Belarus and Russia have prolonged agreements on the deployment of Russian military facilities in our country for another 25 years. The intergovernmental protocols have been posted on the legal portal of the Russian Federation.

The protocols were signed on October 20 by the Ministers of Defense of both countries.

Photo: Belsat. “Zapad 2017” drill.

The protocols refer to the procedure for completion of construction, use and maintenance of the Baranavichy site of the missile warning system and an agreement on the procedure for use and maintenance of the Vileyka radio station.

Both agreements were concluded in 1996 and expired this year. Under the new agreements, they have been extended until 2046.

Also on November 8, the Minister of Energy of Belarus Viktar Karankevich and the Director-General of Rosatom Aleksei Lihachev signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the transportation of nuclear materials, as Minenergo reports.

The document defines the order of transportation of nuclear materials between the countries and is signed in the frames of the Union Program in the field of nuclear energy, which was approved on November 4.

At the meeting in Moscow, the ministers discussed the construction of BelNPP and further cooperation.