Friday, March 1, 2024

Drunk Russian soldiers damage fighting vehicle in Belarus

Drunk Russian soldiers have caused an accident with their BMD-2 tracked airborne infantry fighting vehicle on the way from Ukraine to Belarus.

The BMD-2 is a Soviet-era armoured airborne infantry fighting combat tracked vehicle. Armament consists of a 30 mm 2A42 stabilized cannon, used for ground engagements and in the anti-aircraft/anti-helicopter role, and a 7.62 mm PKT machine gun mounted coaxial to the right. A launcher for an AT-4 Spigot or the longer-range AT-5 Spandrel ATGM mounted on the right side of the turret roof.

As noted by the open-source-intelligence analysts who scrutinize photos and videos on social media, Russian soldiers flew on the side of the highway near the village of Komarin, Belarus.

- ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW -

“If you look closely, you can see that there is a bottle of alcohol on the armor, and according to local residents, the soldiers showed signs of intoxication,” said Belarus’ telegram channel «Belarus’ Hayun».

In recent days Russia has said it will scale down its operations in northern Ukraine around the capital Kyiv and focus its forces on the eastern Donbas region.

The UK’s Ministry of Defence claims Russian units suffering heavy losses have been forced to return to Belarus and Russia to reorganize and resupply.

If you would like to show your support for what we are doing, here's where to do it.

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form.

Executive Editor

About author:

Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense advisor, and a consultant. His background as a defense advisor and consultant adds a unique perspective to his journalistic endeavors, ensuring that his reporting is well-informed and authoritative. read more

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

TRENDING NOW

Russia uses newest Su-57 jet to strike targets in Ukraine

The Russian Air Force reportedly used their latest Su-57 fighter jets in recent combat operations, targeting Ukrainian military positions in the East of Ukraine. On...