Sunday, July 3, 2022

Belarus moves troops and guns to Ukrainian border

Redeployment and rotation of Belarusian  troops has been recorded near the Ukrainian border, reported

It is reported that the border areas are tightened units of ground forces, including army units into service which are missiles Tochka-U and multiple launch rocket systems BM-30 Smerch.

The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Belarus announced large-scale military exercises on border with Ukraine.


Belarus takes large-scale command and staff exercises with missile troops and artillery, the press-service of the Ministry of Defence informs. They are launched in a few districts located along the border with Ukraine.

“Training program of missile troops and artillery implies exercises of missile troops and the artillery from February 3-5 in the Belarusian Polesie,” the Defence Ministry’s statement says.

 SA-8 mobile air defense missile system
SA-8 mobile air defense missile system

“Territorial scope of their conducting, as well as combined all-arms forces and means” is a peculiarity of these military maneuvers.

OTR-21 Tochka, MRLS Smerch, Uragan and Belgrad, Msta-B howitzer are used in exercises.

Up to 270 units of equipment and 800 military people will be involved. It is reported that all military units have already taken positions. They have taken many kilometres of marches and combined method of movement.


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