OVERVIEW The Republic of Belarus, formerly the Soviet Socialist Republic of Belarusia, declared its independence from the Soviet Union on Aug. 23,1991. On March 18, 1992, the Belarusian Parliament enacted legislation establishing the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus. The aim of the Belarusian military is to protect state sovereignty, maintain political independence, ensure territorial integrity and protect the state borders. Landlocked, Belarus sits at a traditional European...
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