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2019.08.01 12:00

Belarus' arms inspectors visiting Lithuania

BNS 2019.08.01 12:00

A team of Belarus' arms control inspectors are visiting the Žemaitija (Samogitia) infantry brigade in western Lithuania on Thursday, the Defence Ministry said. 

The Belarusian inspectors will be given access to information on the brigade's structure, its personnel numbers, and types and numbers of its major weaponry and equipment systems.

The team will also visit the brigade's units and meet with the military personnel as part of their evaluation visit conducted within the framework of the 2011 Vienna Document of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and a bilateral agreement between Vilnius and Minsk.

Belarus' arms control inspectors already visited Lithuania during the Iron Wolf 2019 military exercise earlier this year.

Lithuanian arms control inspectors plan to carry out an inspection of a military unit in the neighboring country under the bilateral agreement later this year.