The Belarusian army should be equipped with mobile means, the President said when visiting the 103rd Independent Guards Mobile Brigade of the special operations forces of the Belarusian army on July, 8.
Mr Lukashenka examined the combat vehicle depot, was made familiar with the hardware and its state, prospects of improving the hardware. The President took a look at the organization of maintenance and repairs of weaponry, military and special vehicles.
The President was demonstrated one of the vehicles assembled by Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant using Russian components. He gave instructions to localize the production of such vehicles in Belarus as much as possible and emphasized the importance of quality. “We need such vehicles to increase the mobility of the army,” state-run news agency BelTA quotes him as saying. “Air defense is good but if, god forbid, brothers fail to support us from the rear and we have to wage a war on our own,” he said.