Russia reportedly transfers missiles from Belarus for Donbas, say local monitors

13 November 2022, 06:52 PM
Belarusian Hajun suggests that Russia uses Il-76 planes to take missiles out of Belarus (photo from August 5) (Photo:Belarusian Hajun project/Twitter)

Belarusian Hajun suggests that Russia uses Il-76 planes to take missiles out of Belarus (photo from August 5) (Photo:Belarusian Hajun project/Twitter)

The Russian army is taking missiles, ammunition or both from Belarus by air, the Belarusian Hajun monitoring project reported on Telegram on Nov.13.

The team does not rule out that all this can be supplied to Russian groupings on the Luhansk and Donetsk axes.

According to Belarusian Hajun, on Nov. 11 and 12, eight flights of Russian Il-76 aircraft from Russia to the Belarusian village of Machulishchy were recorded — two flights by each of the four planes.

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On Nov. 11, the planes stayed at the airfield for 3.5-4.5 hours, which is too long for unloading, investigators say. And the next day it lasted two hours longer.

Belarusian Hajun gives the following three versions of why the Il-76s fly to Belarus:

  • to bring new missiles and/or ammunition;
  • to export missiles and/or ammunition to Russia;
  • to bring in and take out different types of weapons at the same time.

There is no confirmation for the first and the third theories yet. The second one is considered to be a priority one as it is the only one with certain indirect evidence.

"Firstly, it is a long stay at the airfield, as mentioned above,” the analysts noted.

“Secondly, and this is more significant, on Nov. 9 and 10, just before the start of the Il-76 arrivals, at least 16 trawls with containers for missiles for S-300/400 SAMs (four missile containers each) were recorded in the direction of the Machulishchy airfield — at least 64 missiles.”

Belarusian Hajun recorded the following number of flights from Belarus:

  • Millerovo airfield (Rostov Oblast): 4;
  • Rostov-on-Don Central airfield (Rostov Oblast): 2;
  • Chkalovsky airfield (Moscow Oblast): 1;
  • Seshcha airfield (Bryansk Oblast): 1.

"So, if our assumption is confirmed, the missiles are being transported to Rostov Oblast, the Russian Federation," they concluded.

“That is, they supply missiles to the groupings on the Luhansk and Donetsk axes.”

On Oct. 18, Belarusian Hajun reported that three Mig-31 aircraft, which are, able to carry Russian Kinzhal nuclear-capable hypersonic aero-ballistic air-to-surface missiles, had arrived in Belarus from Russia.

Also, according to the General Staff of Ukraine, units of strike drone operators are being formed in the territory of the republic as part of that country's border troops.

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