Shoigu: Belarus, Russia to create "military organization" for armed defense of Union State

April 22, 2016 19:34

Russia and Belarus will create a ‘military organisation’ for the armed defense of the Union State, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told reporters on Wednesday after a joint collegium meeting of the two countries’ defense ministries.

“We have approved [at the collegium meeting] the plan of joint activities for 2016-2018 that is aimed at formation of a military organization of the Union State, the establishment of a reliable mechanism for its armed defense,” Russian news agency TAS quotes Shoigu as saying.

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