Belarus Withdraws T-72’s And Armored Personnel Carriers to Staff Two New Battalions

T-72's of the Armed Forces of Belarus during military exercises in russia, April 2022 / Photo credit: press service of the Ministry of Defense of Belarus
T-72's of the Armed Forces of Belarus during military exercises in russia, April 2022 / Photo credit: press service of the Ministry of Defense of Belarus

It is likely that this armored vehicles will strengthen the russia’s troops fighting against Ukraine

New details of Belarus' military activity as a satellite of the Kremlin became known from several Defense Express sources. In particular, Defense Express learned that at the end of May this year, the Belarusian military removed from storage at one of its tank reserve bases 39 units of T-72 tanks, 21 APC’s and five infantry fighting vehicles.

The number of armored vehicles is quite large, which may be enough to staff two new battalions. Or, say, to make up for losses in a "shabby" mechanized brigade. Most likely, the Lukashenko regime will send its deconserved equipment to russians to help them cover their tanks and the IFV’s losses.

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BTR-82 from the 120th mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Belarus / Photo credit: Ministry of Defense of Belarus

At the same time, there is still a threat that the Russians will launch new missile and air strikes on the territory of Ukraine from the territory of Belarus.

It is also known that the russians conducted their aircraft fleet rotation, which operates within the joint training and combat training center of aviation units and air defense units in Baranovichi, as there was talk of replacing four Su-30SM fighters and their crews.

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Belarusian Minister of Defense Viktor Hrenin tries to get into cabin of Su-30SM fighter / Photo credit: press service of the Ministry of Defense of Belarus

It is also worth noting that the military regimes of Lukashenko decided to somewhat "diversify" the combat training of their troops. If, for example, the Belarusian Army used to work on forcing rivers by rafting armored vehicles along the river, now the engineering troops are training to guide and hold pontoon crossings on the Neman River until June 27.

What is even more interesting, the personnel of the 61st Fighter Air Base were involved in practicing parachute jumps. Looks as if the pilots of the Belarusian Air Force are already preparing for the fact that they will be "shot down in bundles".

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The 557th Engineering Brigade of the Belarusian Army is working on a pontoon crossing in the Grodno region, April 2022 / Photo credit: Ministry of Defense of Belarus
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