Belarus says does not need a Russian military base: report

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 06, 2015 11:26 AM

MINSK (Reuters) - Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday his country did not need a Russian military base, official news agency Belta reported.

In September, Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed a deal for a military airbase on Belarussian territory and ordered defense and foreign ministry officials to start talks with Belarus.

"We don't need a base at the moment," Lukashenko was quoted as saying.

(Reporting by Andrei Makhovsky; Writing by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Christian Lowe)