Belarus plans to manufacture shells for artillery and MLRS, reports Ukraine intelligence
Belarus plans to manufacture shells for artillery and MLRS (Photo:Ministry of Defense of Belarus/Telegram)
Belarus is looking to begin manufacturing 122 mm and 152 mm munitions on its territory, with-out relying on any external materials, Ukraine’s military intelligence service HUR reported on Telegram on Nov. 17.
The regime of Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko is also studying the possibility of manufacturing 122 mm, 220 mm, and 300 mm munitions using imported components.
A Belarusian delegation is reportedly slated to visit Iran on Nov. 20-23 to gain knowledge about this process, HUR added. The list of issues to be dis-cussed with Iran covers the entire production cycle — from the technology of steel smelting to create the component parts of the munitions, to the painting of the shells and containers used for their packaging.
Ukraine’s General Staff reported that the threat of renewed Russian offensive against Ukraine on the northern front is growing, but the target is unlikely to be Kyiv, unlike the opening stages of the full-scale war. This time, the offensive may be redirected to attack the main logistical arteries of military equipment to Ukraine from partner countries.
It was reported at the beginning of November that the Russian army could prepare a strike group for a second attack on Ukraine via Belarus no sooner than in two or three months.
Belarus still plays host to numerous elements of the Russian military, and often serves as a staging ground for missile or drone attacks against Ukrainian territory.
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