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Belarus ratifies agreement with Russia on joint military training centres

Monday, 17 July 2023, 20:27

On Monday 17 July, Alexander Lukashenko, self-proclaimed Belarusian President, has signed a law ratifying an agreement with Russia on the "establishment and functioning of combat training centres for joint training of armed forces personnel".

Source: European Pravda with reference to Belarusian state-owned news agency BelTA

Details: The agreement between the Russian Federation and Belarus regulates the creation and operation of combat training centres on the basis of military units, determines their tasks and the procedure for the interaction of the defence ministries of both countries to organise the provision of centres.


The self-proclaimed president of Belarus spoke about his intentions to create joint military training centres back in October 2022, after he announced the return of the Russian military to the country.


  • As reported earlier, on 14 July, the Ministry of Defense of Belarus announced that the mercenaries of the Wagner Group have begun training the territorial troops as instructors in Belarus.
  • Lukashenko previously stated that Minsk proposed using "several former military towns that were used in Soviet times" to accommodate Wagner Group mercenaries, in particular near Asipovichy.

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