Belarus says it is checking combat-readiness of army equipment

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A helicopter is seen in the sky during the International Army Games 2019 at a shooting range near the village of Mukhovets, Belarus, August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

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May 23 (Reuters) - Belarus's army has begun checking its weaponry and logistics equipment to make sure they are combat-ready, the Ministry of Defence said on Monday.

In a statement, it said the army was carrying out checks on equipment in long-term storage.

"The inspection will determine the condition of the equipment and its readiness to carry out its tasks," it said.

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Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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