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Instruction on signing Protocol amending agreement between Russia and Belarus on joint defence of Union State external border and airspace and establishment of a united regional air defence system

May 2, 2016

Vladimir Putin signed the Instruction On Signing the Protocol on Amendments to the Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus on Joint Defence of the Union State’s External Border and Airspace and on the Establishment of the Russian-Belarusian United Regional Air Defence System of February 3, 2009.

The President issued the instruction to approve the Government’s proposal to sign the Protocol amending the February 3, 2009, Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus.

Russia’s Defence Ministry has been instructed to hold talks with Belarusian officials, together with the Russian Foreign Ministry, and, once agreement is reached, to sign the Protocol on the Russian Federation’s behalf, with permission to make the amendments approved by the Russian Government that are not of fundamental nature.

May 2, 2016