Contents tagged with Belarus

  • Ukraine to hold military drills in parallel with Russia-Belarus joint exercises

    In parallel with the joint Russia-Belarus exercises on February 10-20, the Ukrainian Armed Forces will conduct training, during which they will practice the use of Bayraktar attack drones, NLAW and Javelin anti-tank systems, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Alexei Reznikov on the air of the political talk show “Freedom of Speech”.

    "The Ukrainian Armed Forces are also at work. And today we also hold parallel, mirror exercises," he said.

    According to Reznikov, Ukrainian military will use …

  • Kremlin considers saving Lukashenko from losing main source of foreign currency income

    Russian authorities are considering ways to help the regime of Alexander Lukashenko, which has been cut off by Western sanctions from the possibility of exporting potash, a key source of foreign currency for the Belarusian economy.

    The Kremlin is now looking into the possibility of accepting Belarusian potash fertilizers in Russian ports, said Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

    "This issue is on the agenda. It is being discussed. If I am not mistaken, so far [the redirection] of …

  • Russia deploys Pantsir-S anti-aircraft systems to Belarus

    Russia has sent Pantsir-S anti-aircraft missile and artillery systems to Belarus, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

    "Another train delivered to the unloading station a Pantsir-S anti-aircraft missile and artillery battalion of the Eastern Military District," the Ministry said.

    The Pantsir-S battalion includes 12 combat systems. Each Pantsir-S can have up to 12 anti-aircraft missiles in its transport launch containers.

    The Russian Defense Ministry said that after unloading, the personnel …

  • Russia deploys Su-35 fighter jets to Belarus

    Russia is deploying Su-35 fighter jets from the Eastern Military District to Belarus, reported the press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    According to the ministry, the crews of Su-35 fighters, "taking part in the readiness check of the Union State's response forces," are being deployed to Belarus.

    "During the flight to Belarus, the crews make intermediate landings at the airfields of the Central and Western Military Districts to rest and prepare for further flight," the Defense …

  • Russia deploying airborne forces to Ukrainian borders

    The Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT) reported that on January 24, a video was published on TikTok showing Russian military equipment transported by rail in the Bryansk region (Russia), which borders Belarus and Ukraine.

    The armored vehicles in the video are covered with a tarpaulin, but researcher Robert E. Lee managed to identify the BMD-4M amphibious infantry vehicles and the BTR-MDM fully-amphibious armoured personnel carrier. In total, the train carries 31 BMD-4M and 8 BTR-MDM, which …

  • Russia deploys multiple rocket launcher systems and sets up military camp in Belarus 200 km from Kyiv

    Russian military has set up a camp and deployed multiple launch rocket systems in Belarus, 200 kilometers from Kyiv, reported the investigative group Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT).

    According to CIT, unloading of Uragan multiple launch rocket systems by Russian military was observed at Rechytsa station in the Gomel region of Belarus, north of Kyiv. Later, a photo of the camp with military equipment was published, which was allegedly taken near Rechytsa. It shows a transport and a loader for …

  • Lukashenko announces joint exercises with Russia to counter Ukraine and the West

    Belarus and Russia will hold military exercises in the western and southern regions, said Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko.

    According to him, the exercises were agreed with Russian President Vladimir Putin in December and will be a response to the "difficult situation" on the borders of the Union State.

    "These should be regular exercises to work out a certain plan in the confrontation with these forces: the West (the Baltic States and Poland) and the south (Ukraine)," BelTA news …

  • Kremlin considers 'various options' in response to deployment of U.S. nuclear weapons to Poland

    Russia will take measures to "balance" the situation if NATO deploys nuclear weapons near the country's borders, said Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

    "It's not a secret that, of course, the deployment of various types of [NATO] weapons near our borders, which may pose a danger to us, will require taking appropriate steps,” said Peskov in response to a question about the possibility of deploying Russian nuclear weapons in Belarus. According to him, in such a situation, "a variety …

  • Russia sends strategic bombers to patrol Belarusian borders

    Russia has sent Tu-22M3 strategic bombers to jointly patrol the western border of Belarus, reported the Belarusian Defense Ministry.

    The Belarusian Defense Ministry said that a joint tactical group of troops, which also includes multifunctional SU-30SM fighters of the two countries, is on combat duty in Belarus.

    The Russian Ministry of Defense also noted that two long-range bombers Tu-22M3 of the Aerospace Forces "performed patrols in the airspace of the Republic of Belarus." It is reported …

  • Minsk: Belarus is ready to deploy Russian nuclear weapons

    Belarus is considering the possibility of deploying nuclear weapons in its territory, said Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei in an interview with RT Arabic.

    According to the minister, Minsk is ready to take such a step if it feels threatened by NATO. "This is one of the possible responses to possible future actions by the North Atlantic Alliance in the territory of Poland," he explained.

    In late November, Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko threatened to ask Russian President …