MINSK ($1=2.52 Belarusian Rubles) — Russia continues to increase its military presence in Belarus. This was reported by sources from Belarus following the military maneuvers of the two “brotherly” and neighboring countries.
- Russia has urgently transferred Su-30 fighters to Belarus
- Belarus showed an upgraded T-72BM2 tank with grills and Relikt ERA
- Belarus wants more S-400 SAM systems to ‘cover the Russian back’
At least 15 Tor-M2 surface-to-air systems and 10 units of engineering equipment have been sent by Moscow to Minsk. The military equipment was transported by train. The train reportedly left Eyck railway station [Krasnodar Krai, Russia] on November 25. This train set with Russian military equipment arrived today, November 28, in Belarus. The train was spotted at the Orsha-Centralna railway station [Orsha, Vitebsk region].
The source in Belarus reports that the final destination of the Russian train is the Lyasnaya railway station [Baranovichi region, Brest region]. According to the same source, this is not Russia’s first delivery of Tor-M2 surface-to-air systems to Belarus in recent weeks.
Assumptions about this [and previous] supplies from Russia to Belarus are different. According to some comments, these are possible systems to participate in a future military exercise between the two countries. Other comments suggest a build-up of military equipment to open a new front through attacks in northern Ukraine.
The third option is to keep Belarus “in line” ie. combat capable. This assumption is made because Belarus is not as solid militarily as it appears or as Mr. Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus would like the world to think.
A possible opening of a second front in Ukraine [ie in northern Ukraine] could involve Belarus in a war, not only with Ukraine but with Ukraine’s allies. Until now, Belarus allowed Russia free access to the country’s road infrastructure for Russian military units to move around.
It should be noted that there are batteries of S-400 air defense systems deployed in Belarus. They work perfectly in sync with the Tor-M2, with the S-400 taking on high-altitude enemy air targets. The 15 TOR-M2 systems may serve to strengthen the air defense of Belarus.
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