There is currently a large number of Russian soldiers and military equipment in the Belarusian portion of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine’s 61st Jager Infantry Brigade announced on Facebook.
“… the fact of the presence of Russian troops near Ukraine’s northern border in the Belarusian part of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is already being verified,” the brigade’s press service stated.
Information is being distributed on Facebook that there are Russian troops in the Belarusian part of the exclusion zone, close to the Ukrainian-Belarusian border. The information has already been brought to the attention of all levels of command.
“If this is confirmed, the 61st Jager Infantry Brigade will be ready in moments to defend Ukraine on the said portion of the Ukrainian-Belarusian border and to properly fight back against the aggressor,” the brigade promised.
The brigade noted that the information is currently being verified by “the relevant intelligence organs”.
Recently the volunteer and activist Volodymyr Martyniuk wrote on Facebook that Russian soldiers have told locals that their objective is to rapidly capture Kyiv.
“I just spoke to a local from the Ivankivskyi district who lives near the border with Belarus. He claims that the Belarusian part of the Chernobyl Zone is currently full of Russian soldiers and military equipment. When talking to the Ukrainians who traditionally cross the border to Belarus, these soldiers have said that their objective is to rapidly capture Kyiv,” he wrote.
According to Martyniuk, the locals say that the soldiers are always practicing breaching the Ukrainian border. However, they are mostly Yakuts or Buryats, and should not be confused with Belarusians.
“Batu’s horde is once again outside the walls of Kyiv, waiting for the gates to be opened for it,” the volunteer remarked.