Armed Forces of Belarus

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Armed Forces of Belarus
Symbol of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Belarus
Current form1992
Service branchesArmy
Belarusian Air Force
Commander-in-ChiefPresident Alexander Lukashenko
Minister of DefenceLtGen Yurij Zhadobin
Active personnel48 000 (and 12 000 civilian in 2012)[1][2]
Reserve personnel289,500[2]
Deployed personnel4,560 (Around the borders)[3]
Percent of GDP1.4% (FY2010 est.)
Foreign suppliers Russia

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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  1. "В белорусской армии служит 62 тысячи человек | Армия Беларуси". Archived from the original on 2014-12-24. Retrieved 2012-06-04.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Armed forces - Belarus
  3. Ground Forces - Belarus
  4. "Министерство обороны РБ - Руководящий состав". Archived from the original on 2013-11-11. Retrieved 2012-06-04.