Russia is increasing its military capabilities both in the air and on the ground Belarus amid high tensions with the West, reports say.
Russian troops have begun “intensive training” at five military airfields in the landlocked authoritarian state. NATO Poland and Lithuania.
But this will cause horror among his generals, who wrote an extraordinary open letter to the despot with a request not to participate in the war in Ukraine, calling such a move “pure suicide.”
They went even further, labeling the Russians as “trying to destroy the sovereignty of Belarus”.
Despite this, about 20 of the best fighter pilots of the Air Force recently arrived by regular train from Moscow, according to the Telegram channel “Belarusian Gayun”, which monitors the movement of troops.
Russian “intense” military exercises took place across Ukraine on Saturday, and the S300 anti-aircraft missile complex was spotted being transported near the city of Baranavichy
A motorist took a photo of Russian S-300 missiles being transported across Belarus near Baranavichy
During his visit to Moscow last month, the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, confirmed his support for Putin’s war against Ukraine
Russian (left) and Belarusian (right) soldiers shake hands during joint exercises of the armed forces of Russia and Belarus at the training ground near Brest on the border with Poland on February 19
It is also said that Russia has taken control of the “Prybytki” air base in Belarus, where it has already deployed a battalion of S-400 with “Pantsir” and “Iskander” missiles.
The officers of the fifth brigade of special forces stated that the top political leadership of Russia violated the first article of the Constitution of Belarus.
“According to this point, the Republic of Belarus retains supremacy and completeness of power on its territory,” they wrote.
“He also enjoys independence in his domestic and foreign policy.”
They were also adamantly opposed to joining Putin in his war against Ukraine, which they called “a friend of our state” and saw it as “destruction of the sovereignty of Belarus”.
“Joining Russia in its fight against Ukraine would be an act of pure suicide.”
Maneuvers of Russian and Belarusian tanks at the training ground near Brest on the border with Poland, February 19
Helicopters conduct exercises during joint exercises of the armed forces of Russia and Belarus on February 19.
Nevertheless, convoys of Russian anti-missile defense systems were spotted moving towards the border between Belarus and Poland, said the Belarusian boy.
“There are about ten units in the column, among them communication vehicles on KamAZs and tinted cars, several traction generators, one under the flag of the USSR” – something that will alarm the Belarusian generals even more.
“Vehicles in camouflage paint, with an identifying ‘V’ on the door.”
Exercises with the participation of military personnel from both Russia and Belarus were extended until approximately July 15 or 16 at more than a dozen training bases in Belarus.
“About 20 pilots from Russia arrived in Baranovichi… on a regular Moscow-Brest train,” the TV channel reports.
“This is not the first report that Russian soldiers have started arriving in Belarus again on regular passenger trains.
“There is a certain correlation between the arrival of the Russian military and the increase in … air training.”
Earlier, Russia deployed troops in Belarus to attack Ukraine.
File photo of a Russian Panzer C1 medium-range self-propelled anti-aircraft missile system reportedly based at the Prybytki Air Base in Belarus
File photo: S-400 anti-aircraft missile system, similar to anti-aircraft systems that Russia has transferred to Belarus
But Belarus also shares borders with Poland and Lithuania, and the new intensity could indicate that Vladimir Putin and his Minsk ally Alexander Lukashenko are beefing up defenses on the NATO border.
On the Minsk-Brest highway, in the direction of the border with Poland, three S-300 anti-aircraft defense systems were spotted.
One autocrat came to the aid of another in the summer of 2020, when widespread protests erupted in Belarus over the rigged elections that kept Lukashenka in power.
Putin provided security forces, financial aid, and even TV anchors to deliver state propaganda as locals went on strike in protest.
The price for saving Lukashenka’s regime from a democratic rebellion now seems to be the sovereignty of Belarus, while Putin actually occupied the country with his army.
Inside Russia, in the Bran region, a bomb exploded on the railway track in the Bran region, Governor Alexander Bahamaz said.
This appears to be the latest in a series of sabotage attacks on railway lines in Russia.
Apparently, the unknown criminals aim to prevent the use of trains for the movement of troops and weapons.
Dozens of such attacks have been recorded in recent weeks.
In Baranavichy, Brest region, near the Polish border, fighter pilots train by taking off and quickly gaining altitude.
The Mi-8 helicopter has been training since June 16.
“Usually, such trainings are held a couple of times a year, but after three weeks, their annual norm has already been exceeded,” the TV channel notes.
The movements of Putin’s forces came after NATO countries agreed to increase their presence in countries bordering Russia.