Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Belarus: Belarusian military on inspection tour in Portugal

Source: Belarusian Telegraph Agency /BelTA/
Belarusian military on inspection tour in Portugal

MINSK, 10 September (BelTA) – Belarusian military are taking part in an inspection tour in Portugal as part of an inspection group of Ukraine, representatives of the Belarusian Defense Ministry told BelTA.

In line with the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty a representative of the Armed Forces of Belarus will take part in an inspection of the designated locations in Portugal as part of the inspection group of Ukraine on 10-14 September, specified the source. While in Portugal the inspectors will examine two army units, which are subject to control in line with the CFE treaty. The inspection is meant to verify that the available armaments and materials correspond to their declared number.

The Belarusian Defense Ministry also told BelTA that on 10-14 September a mission of Germany and Latvia will carry out an observation flight over Belarus and the Russian Federation in line with the Open Skies Treaty. The flight will be performed using a Swedish observation aircraft SAAB 340.

At the same time representatives of the armed forces of Belarus and Russia will perform an observation flight over Latvia and Estonia using a Russian observation aircraft An-30B.