Ukrainian army warns Russian troops against repeated offensive from Belarus
General Staff explains how will respond to Russia’s possible offensive from Belarus (Photo:General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine)
Russia's losses would be enormous in case of a repeated offensive from Belarus, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported on Facebook on Nov. 10, commenting on the Ukrainian military's preparedness in the country's north.
The press service of the General Staff stressed that from the moment of crossing the state border with Ukraine, a massive fire attack on the invading troops will begin, and the Ukrainian army will take up active defense.
"The defense will be active,” the army command noted.
“This is how our soldiers will act in the case the enemy decides to mount anew offensive from the territory of the Republic of Belarus. Every road and trail, forests and hills will become a trap or an unpleasant surprise for the enemy. Its losses will be huge.”
The General Staff also clarified that all possible engineering obstacles, mining and the use of land mines will be employed to defend and repel armed aggression.
Also, units of the Special Forces, Ground Forces, Air Force, Missile and Artillery Forces will be engaged.
Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko said on Oct. 10 that Minsk and Moscow had agreed to deploy a regional grouping of troops. Lukashenko pointed out that the basis of the grouping will be the Belarusian army. At the same time, he instructed to receive and deploy "more than 1,000" Russian troops on the republic's territory.
The Ministry of Defense of Belarus reported on Oct. 15 the arrival of the "first echelons" with Russian servicemen, who are part of the so-called regional grouping of troops of Russia and Belarus, in the republic.
According to the media, Lukashenko decided to launch covert mobilization in Belarus. On Oct. 13, the Parliament of the Republic of Belarus passed a bill in the first reading to limit citizens' trips abroad.
Lukashenko denies hidden mobilization in Belarus. Also, according to him, he is not preparing for war.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces reported that the threat of a new Russian offensive on Ukraine on the northern front is growing. However, Kyiv is unlikely to be the target of the aggressor. This time, the offensive may be conducted in the direction to the west of the Belarusian-Ukrainian border to cut the main routes used by partners to supply weapons and military equipment to Ukraine.
In early November, it was reported that Russian troops could be preparing a strike group for a repeated offensive on Ukraine from Belarus within two or three months, and such a threat is viable.
Meanwhile, Russia has been deploying its army on the territory of Belarus, using it as a launch pad for missile strikes on Ukraine.
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