Armed Forces of Belarus

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Armed Forces of Belarus
Ministry of Defense Republic of Belarus.jpg
Symbol of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Belarus
Current form 1992
Parts Army
Belarusian Air Force
Leadership
Commander-in-Chief President Alexander Lukashenko
Minister of Defence LtGen Yurij Zhadobin
Serving soldiers
Active employees/soldiers 48 000 (and 12 000 civilian in 2012)[1][2]
Reserve personnel 289,500[2]
Deployed personnel 4,560 (Around the borders)[3]
Expenditures
Percent of GDP 1.4% (FY2010 est.)
Industry
Suppliers from
foreign countries
 Russia
 China
 Iran

The Armed Forces of Belarus are the Ground Forces and the Belarusian Air Force. All are under the command of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus. Lieutenant general Yurij Viktorovich Zhadobin is the Minister of Defense since December 4, 2009.[4] Being a landlocked country, Belarus has no navy.

The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Belarus is the government group that has the duties of raising and maintaining the Armed Forces of Belarus. The formation of the ministry began in 1992. This was a year after the end of the Soviet Union and Belarus becoming an independent state.

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