Nina Gurin. The head of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko asked in a persistent form to intensify the Process of optimization of the Belarusian army, strengthening it, given the events in Ukraine, the fighting component.
"The optimization process (army - ed.) is not obliged" to harden ". Require more time to analyze the composition of every kind and providing management structures - the so-called " convoy ". At His expense to strengthen combat units. The events in Ukraine have revealed the importance of military power military component is able to perform the task, " - said Lukashenko on the last working day of the week gathering at the operational command of the military power of the country. His words leads the state Agency.
The head of state added that if the existing number is necessary to spend structural transformations. According to Him, need to get rid of equipment and property the use of which is impractical, but doing It in a businesslike way, with obvious benefits. In addition, it is necessary to continue work on optimization of expenses, reduction of inventories non-applicable weapons and equipment.
"Let me remind you one more my requirement is that military spending must be fully weighed and calculated," he said.
He emphasized that during the years of independence armed forces of Belarus has been significantly reduced: gradually the number of the army was reduced from a quarter million to 65 thousand people." We came to the optimal value. This is the answer for people who are currently in the throws terrible economy reforms ", - said the head. According to Him, further optimization of military power should be directed towards strengthening the quality of wealth army.