Ministry of Defence is responsible for development of the Armed Forces and their readiness to conduct missions on military security and armed defence of the Republic of Belarus, its sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.
The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Belarus exercises overall control over the Armed Forces and is responsible for their development and preparation for fulfilling tasks of armed defence of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Belarus.
The Ministry of Defence organises interaction of all governmental bodies on defence matters, carries out daily and combat service support of troops, works out conceptual documents and legal acts for building and development of the Armed Forces, and armaments programme. It also draws up well-grounded suggestions on the state defence order and funding of the Armed Forces.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces is the central command and control body, which performs operational functions relating to the Armed Forces management; provides their high combat capability; organises cooperation and coordinates activity of structural elements of the state military organisation in fulfilment of tasks in the defence sphere.
The Army is the largest and multifunctional armed service of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus. Formations and units of the Army have great fire and striking power, high combat maneuverability and self-sufficiency.
The Army is intended to counter land strikes and to defeat hostile forces in the case of aggression against the Republic of Belarus. The Army is able to effectively fight against a land hostile in a close conjunction with Air Force and Air Defence.
Air Force and Air Defence as the armed service are intended to protect centres, regions and objects (administrative, industrial, economic), force groups against hostile air strikes, to defeat objects, military-economic potential and forces of hostile, to provide fire support and Army's combat activity. In peacetime Air Force and Air Defence is on combat duty to defend the State Frontier in air and to control use of the airspace of the Republic of Belarus.
The Armed Forces commands are bodies of operational management of subordinated troops (forces). They elaborate and realise plans of development and use of the Armed Forces services, organise mobilisation and operational training, technical and combat service support of subordinate units' (forces') daily and combat activity.