BELARUS MINISTRY OF DEFENSE
Minister of Defense --- MALTSAW (Maltsev), Leanid, Col-Gen (Kommersant 17 Apr 01; Krasnaya Zvezda, 4 Jun 03).

Armed Forces Main Staff

Chief of Main Staff --- GURULEV, Sergey, Lt-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 13 Nov 03).

  • [Previous Chief was  KOZLOV, Mikhail, Lt-Gen  (Agentstvo voyennykh novostey, 4 Feb 00), was relieved by presiodent Lukashenko, (Interfax 5 Feb 01).

Air Defence Troops [Main Staff]

15th SAM Troops Brigade

Commander --- NEDORUBA, Mikalay, ? (Russian Public Television ORT1, 10 Aug 00).

Air Force  [Main Staff]

Deputy Commander --- STREMOWS, Mikhail, Maj-Gen (Belapan, 11 Aug 00).

Combat Training Directorate [Main Staff]

  • [Reestablished in February 2000, (Agentstvo voyennykh novostey, 4 Feb 00).]
72nd Joint Training Center
Warrant Officers' School

Information and Education Directorate [Main Staff]

Head --- SERASHTAN, Uladzimir, Col (Minsk Belorusskaya Gazeta 14 May 01).

Radiation, Chemical, Biological Protection and Ecology, Directorate for

Chief --- VISHTAKAYLO, Boris, Col (Krasnaya Zvezda, 4 Jun 03).

Mobile Troops

103rd Guards Separate Mobile Brigade [Main Staff]
         (Krasnaya Zvezda, 30 Jul 03).
38th Guards Separate Mobile Brigade[Main Staff]
         (Krasnaya Zvezda, 30 Jul 03).

Security Council

Secretary --- LATYPAW, Ural (Kommersant 17 Apr 01 P 2).