Belarus says 'not a single' Russian soldier will stay after joint drills

Vladimir Makei, Belarus

© APA | Vladimir Makei, Belarus's foreign minister

# 16 February 2022 13:44 (UTC +04:00)

Belarus's foreign minister Vladimir Makei said Wednesday that "not a single" Russian soldier will remain in the country after the massive joint maneuvers by Minsk and Moscow on Ukraine's border end, APA reports citing BelTa.

"Not a single (Russian) soldier or a single unit of military equipment will stay on the territory of Belarus after the drills with Russia," Makei told a press conference in the capital Minsk.

He said the defense ministry and long-time President Alexander Lukashenko had made this clear.