MINSK (Sputnik) – The last military doctrine was approved in 2002. Belarusian Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov said the document "had lost its strategic purpose."
The defense minister said that new additions to the military doctrine include preventative measures in order to remove possible threats and risks of military actions.
"One thing remains unchanged, which is the peaceful direction of policy in our state. We do not consider anyone as an enemy and we do not want foreign soil, but will not give up our own," Ravkov said.