Minsk announces another joint exercise with Russia in mid-August. We are talking about air force exercises with live firing.
Experts spoke on air of the FreeDom project about how the military are preparing, what could be the consequences of these exercises and what the Ukrainian side should be prepared for, reports Khartiya97.
The exercises will be held in two stages. The first stage starts on August 9 and lasts until August 11 on the territory of Belarus. From August 22nd to 25th within the territory and airspace of "Ashuluk" training area of Astrakhan region, and on the territory of 185th Combat Training Center of the Russian Air Force.
"Belarus has actually lost its legal personality and is a territory occupied by Russia," says military expert Mikhail Pritula.
The exercise will involve personnel, military and special equipment of aviation units, air defense troops and radio troops, as well as combat units of the military academy of Belarus.
In connection with these exercises, the Air Force of the AFU has recorded new air defense assets in the Volyn and Polessk directions. In addition, according to Belarusian media, the Russian Air Force's Il-76 flew to Gomel again. It could have brought missiles for S-300 and S-400 air defense systems.
The Russian Federation regularly uses S-300 and S-400 complexes to attack ground targets. They are completely inaccurate and are used to terrorize the population. Therefore, there is a threat to Ukrainian cities in the North.
As for a new offensive by Belarus, some military experts note that this risk is minimal today, judging by the deployment of battalion-tactical groups near the border.
There is nothing new in these military exercises, the methods as well as the objectives are similar to the previous ones, but now there are more and more additional factors in the way of the Belarus-Russia coalition, which aggravate the process of re-invasion.
First, it is logistics. Secondly, Belarus is under no less pressure from sanctions than its neighbor Russia. Third, the presidency under Lukashenko is staggering precisely because of his involvement in the Russian war against Ukraine.
"The threat of a repeat invasion or missile attack on Ukraine by Belarus remains until the war is completely over," the story concluded.