Thus, Russia is trying to avoid satellite and visual control over the transfer of manpower of the Russian army, the journalists say.
“Nasha Niva” does not rule out that ammunition and military equipment from the Russian Federation can be delivered to Belarus in the same disguised way.
The publication concludes that information about the transfer of Russian troops under the cover of tanks for liquid cargo may indicate a larger than previously assumed scale of the presence of the Russian military in Belarus.
Russian troops February 24, 2022 entered Ukraine including from Belarus. Belarus practically provided its territory to the occupying country as a military base, including for inflicting missile and air strikes on Ukraine.
On October 10, Alexander Lukashenko, who has been in power in Belarus since 1994, said that he had agreed with Russian President Vladimir Putin on deployment of a “joint regional group of forces” because of the allegedly high level of threats “on the western borders of the Union State.”
On December 20, it became known that Russia begins transferring military equipment to the south of Belaruswhich was previously brought to the country’s training grounds along with mobilized Russians.
On January 8, it was reported about the arrival in Belarus from the Russian Federation 30 platforms with vehicles and about 100 military personnel. At the same time, according to the State Border Service of Ukraine, Russia is gradually redeploying its troopswho underwent combat training in Belarus, to the east of Ukraine.
At the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as of January 12, 2023 did not record the creation of an offensive group in Belarus. Signs that Belarus intends to join the war with Russia against Ukraine, are not yet seen in the Pentagon.