Russia transfers troops from Belarus towards eastern Ukraine

12 January, 08:24 PM
Russian military in Belarus, October 2022 (Photo:Ministry of Defense of Belarus)

Russian military in Belarus, October 2022 (Photo:Ministry of Defense of Belarus)

Another group of Russian mobilized troops has left for Russia, after concluding their training across military bases in Belarus, open-source intelligence team Belarusian Hajun reported via Telegram on Jan. 12. 

Another trainload of soldiers was sent from Chepino railway station (Vitebsk region, Belarus) to Russia.

The train consisted of 48 cars: eight passenger cars (carrying approximately 400 people), three freight cars (with equipment), and 37 flatcars (with wheeled and tracked vehicles).

According to the report, the train is scheduled to arrive at Rossosh railway station (Voronezh region, Russia) on Jan. 15. The train station is 50 km away from Ukraine’s Luhansk Oblast.

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Earlier, Ukrainian commander tasked with defending Kyiv, Lt. Gen. Oleksandr Pavlyuk, said that the threat of an invasion from Belarus remains low, despite Russians pooling military equipment into the country and conducting maneuvers there.

In December 2022, the Commander-in-Chief of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, Gen. Valerii Zaluzhnyi, said in an interview with UK news magazine the Economist that Russia could potentially mount another push towards Kyiv from across the Belarus border in February 2023.

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