The defense agencies of Belarus and Russia sum up the results of cooperation over the past year. The joint board was held in Minsk with participation of Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.Participants discussed the plan of actions to ensure the military security of the Union State. In addition, preparation for joint exercises West-2017 was discussed. The exercises will take place on the territory of Belarus. Based on the results of the board, a document will be signed on joint protection of the external border of the Union State and establishment of a single regional air defense system.