Contents tagged with Belarus

  • 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 …

  • Lukashenko asks Putin for another $35 billion

    Belarus is working on obtaining new loans from Russia amid sanctions that have cut off its economy from key foreign currency sources.

    Minsk is negotiating a new government loan, as well as additional funds from the Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development, which is 90% funded by Russia, said First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Nikolai Snopkov.

    "The total amount of the requested funds is $3.5 billion," he said at a meeting with the Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko. New …

  • U.S. to allocate $ 20 million to Ukraine to strengthen its borders with Russia and Belarus

    The United States will allocate $ 20 million for a project to strengthen the capabilities of the Ukrainian State Border Service on the northern and eastern borders, reported the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.

    "Today, we have another plan for technical assistance. We have signed a plan for joint actions to implement and improve the capacity of the State Border Service," said the First Deputy of the Head of State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Volodymyr Nikiforenko.

    The agreement was …

  • Belarus prepares to be disconnected from SWIFT

    All Belarusian banks have connected to the Bank of Russia's Financial Messaging Transfer System (SPFS, said the Head of Division for Development and regulation of the National Payment System, of the Russia Central Bank Denis Baryshkov speaking at the VIII National Payment Forum.

    Now 38 financial institutions from nine countries are connected to the Russian system, which began to be developed in 2014 after the annexation of Crimea and the collapse of relations with the West, Baryshkov said.

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  • Belarus accuses Ukraine of violating its airspace

    The Belarusian Defense Ministry handed the Ukrainian military attaché a note of protest due to the violation of the Belarusian airspace, said to the press service of the Belarusian Defense Ministry.

    "On December 5, 2021, a military attaché from the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Belarus was summoned to the Department of International Military Cooperation of the Defense Ministry. He was given a note of protest in connection with the frequent violations by the Ukrainian side of the State …