Russia and Belarus transfer military equipment to…
Russia began to transfer equipment to the southern part of Belarus, which was previously brought to the training grounds with the mobilized armed forces of the Russian Federation, writes UNIAN.
On December 20, at around 5 a.m., a train with military equipment of the Russian Armed Forces departed from the Polonka railway station, which was stationed at the Obuz-Lesnovsky training ground (Baranovichi district, Brest region), reports the Belarusian Gayun monitoring group.
During the day, the train passed: Bereza, Zhabinka, Drogichyn, Ivanovo and arrived in Luninets (Brest region, Belarus). On the platforms: 23 T-80 tanks, 8 fuel trucks, 9 trucks (Ural and KamAZ trucks), 2 passenger and 7 freight cars.
In addition, on December 19, at the Zaslonovo railway station (Vitebsk region), more than 20 tanks and about 16 “Urals” of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation were loaded onto platforms that were located at the Lepelsky training ground. Later, the train headed to Orsha and left for Osipovichi.
His destination is tentatively Slutsk (Minsk region), which is also much closer to the border with Ukraine.
It is also known about the transfer of the 3rd echelon with equipment of the Russian Air Force. On the morning of December 20, a train passed through Shklov (Mogilev region) with: 20 BMP-2, 3 fuel trucks, 7 Urals, the Svyaznoi Mobile Control Center (MPUS-K) based on KamAZ, 4 passenger cars of the Russian Railways and 3 freight cars. He continued through: Orsha, Mogilev and Zhlobin. As a result, he arrived in Kalinkovichi (Gomel region).
“There is a fork in the road right now. Or the equipment of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation from the training grounds in the northern and central parts of the country is transported to the border zone. Or the equipment is transported to the next point – somewhere near the border with Ukraine,” the statement said.
It is also noted that the amount of equipment now being transferred to the border area is small and definitely not sufficient for any offensive action.
On December 19, for the first time since 2019, Putin visited Minsk. He was accompanied by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmitry Kuleba, stated that no decisions critical to Ukraine were made at the meeting between the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, and Alexander Lukashenko.
Alexander Lukashenko stated that the S-400 and Iskander systems transferred from Russia are on combat duty.
The armed forces of the Russian Federation continue the offensive
in the Donetsk direction. In the course of carrying out the tasks of the “special operation”, the military destroyed more than 100 fighters from the armed forces of Ukraine, the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov, was quoted by foreign media as saying.
“In the regions of Ivano-Darievka, Bakhmutskoe and Orlovka settlements of the Donetsk People’s Republic, more than 100 Ukrainian servicemen were killed as a result of a complex fire defeat of the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” he said during a daily briefing.
In addition, units of the Russian army destroyed four Ukrainian infantry fighting vehicles and two vehicles.
Earlier, the media wrote that the Russian military during the “special operation” defeated units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and took advantageous positions in the Donetsk direction. During the past 24 hours, as a result of the actions of the Russian military, more than 130 Ukrainian servicemen, two tanks, three armored combat vehicles and three vehicles were destroyed there.