Russia increases military presence in Belarus – intelligence

Russia increases military presence in Belarus – intelligence

Russia is increasing its military presence in Belarus.

The relevant statement was made by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“The leadership of institutions and organizations in Gomel Region were warned of the possible return of Russian military units. At the same time, Russians are planning to increase operational and tactical aviation numbers within the territory of Belarus. The formal reason is to carry out joint air patrol missions on the base of the joint combat training center of aviation and anti-aircraft defense units. For this purpose, 10 aircrafts are expected to fly to the Baranovichi airfield,” the report states.

In addition, according to the Ukrainian intelligence, mobilization exercises have started in Gomel Region since June 22, 2022. Meanwhile, reservist training exercises announced in the Belarusian mass media are not conducted. Belarusian reservists are now involved in general labor activities.


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