Armed Forces: Armed forces under Ministry of
In 1994 totaled approximately 80,100: ground forces
air force (27,600, including air defense). No navy.
289,500 (those who had had military service in previous
years). In accordance with stated goal of becoming a
state, reduced number of troops by 60 percent from 243,000
1993 to 96,000 in 1995; plans for further reduction.
Major Military Units: In 1994 ground forces
of three corps headquarters, two motor divisions, one
division, one artillery division, three mechanized
airborne brigade, three surface-to-surface missile
antitank brigades, one special duties brigade, and seven
surfaceto -air missile brigades. Air force consisted of two
regiments, three strike regiments, one reconnaissance
four regiments with 300 helicopters, and one transport
with over forty helicopters.
Internal Security: Border Guards (8,000 in 1995)
control of Ministry of Interior. Local assets of former
KGB transferred to new government. Name retained.
Russian Troops: In 1993 about 40,000 troops of
air force. Scheduled to leave in 1995, but not likely to
Russian troops tending remaining strategic nuclear weapons
remain stationed in Belarus until 2020.
Data as of June 1995