Russia proposes missile system in Belarus

Russia has suggested deploying missiles in Belarus to counter a proposed US missile system in nearby countries, Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko said Friday. He told the Wall Street Journal that even if Moscow failed to proceed with its proposal to deploy Iskander missiles, Belarus would consider buying them for its own use.


"Right now we do not have the funds, but it is part of our plans - I am giving away a secret here - to have such weapons," Lukashenko said. He said he also supported a Kremlin proposal to place the missiles in Russia's Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad. (Reuters)