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Armed Forces of Belarus
Armed Forces of Belarus emblem.png
Symbol of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Belarus
Current form 1992
Parts Army
Belarusian Air Force
Commander-in-Chief President Alexander Lukashenko
Minister of Defence LtGen Yurij Zhadobin
Serving soldiers
Active employees/soldiers 48 000 (and 12 000 civilian in 2012)
Reserve personnel 289,500
Deployed personnel 4,560 (Around the borders)
Percent of GDP 1.4% (FY2010 est.)
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The Armed Forces of Belarus are the Ground Forces and the Belarusian Air Force. All are under the command of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus. Lieutenant general Yurij Viktorovich Zhadobin is the Minister of Defense since December 4, 2009. Being a landlocked country, Belarus has no navy.

The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Belarus is the government group that has the duties of raising and maintaining the Armed Forces of Belarus. The formation of the ministry began in 1992. This was a year after the end of the Soviet Union and Belarus becoming an independent state.

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