Operational summary of military activity on the territory of Belarus at 22.00 on April 9 (part 1)
The movement of columns of the RF Armed Forces across the territory of Belarus continues (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). The columns mainly consist of Ural and KAMAZ trucks. There are also tankers, PAZ buses, trawls, cranes, armored cars and SUVs of various modifications. Note that for the transportation of Russian military equipment, trawls of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus are used.
The following routes for the movement of columns can be distinguished: Rechitsa-Gomel, MKAD, Khoiniki-Rechitsa, Gomel-Novaya Guta, Minsk-Gomel, Brest-Minsk, Gomel-Kalinkovichi, Mozyr-Narovlya (Yelsk), Mozyr-Lelchitsy. Also, a separate technique was noticed in Osipovichi, Khoiniki and Kalinkovichi. Thus, the movement of military equipment remains mainly in the southeastern regions of the Gomel region.
The movement was recorded, as well as the transportation of military equipment of the RF Armed Forces. Thus, 10 trawls were seen near the village of Yampol (Rechitsa district); some of them carried tanks; more than 30 tracked vehicles stood in a field nearby. Trawls carrying ZSU-23-4 Shilka, as well as tanks, were spotted along the Kalinkovichi-Gomel route. Near the village of Khozyaninki (Pukhovichi district), the Pantsir SZRPK was spotted. Later, the same column was seen near the village of Zhitovlya (Gomel region). At the entrance to Khoiniki, 25 trawls with tanks were seen. Tanks of both the RF Armed Forces and the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus continue to be brought to the Zyabrovka military airfield (Gomel region). The column moved along the Narovlya-Mozyr route; among the equipment – 6 air defense systems “Buk” and air defense systems “Tor-M2” (without missiles). On the Khoiniki-Bragin route, the 9S15M radar was transported on a trawl.
Flight activity was noted at the military airfields of Belarus. So, in Baranovichi and Lida, 1 sortie was recorded, respectively. Most likely, the sorties were training, and were carried out by the Belarusian Air Force. In Machulishchi, a flight of 5 aircraft was recorded (including 2 transport Il-76) and several Mi-26 helicopters of the Russian Aerospace Forces. A landing of a passenger Tu-154 (from Belgorod), 2 transport Il-76s, 2 An-12s (from/to Buturlinovka, Voronezh region of the Russian Federation) was also recorded.
Operational summary of military activity on the territory of Belarus at 22.00 April 9 (part 2)
Intensive movement of equipment of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation by railway transport was recorded. So, at the Rechitsa railway station, a trainload of military equipment was seen. Ammunition was being unloaded at the Kozenki railway station (Mozyr district). Military activity continues at the Kolodishchi railway station: a tent and a radio station have been set up near the station; trucks seen.
From the railway station Gomel-Severny, a train with military equipment and passenger cars of Russian Railways left in an easterly direction. A train with military equipment followed from the Gomel-Odd railway station. On the platforms were: 3 tankers, 6 122 mm Grad MLRS, 10 armored personnel carriers, 12 Urals. Another echelon was also leaving the station; on the platforms – Urals, tankers, tanks, the PTS-2 amphibious transporter and self-propelled guns.
A train with military equipment was also seen in Orsha (Vitebsk region); moved north (in the Russian Federation). A train with military equipment followed the Kalinkovichi-Gomel route; on platforms – Urals, KAMAZ trucks, control vehicles for air defense units “Polyana-4DM”, P-18 “Terek” radar, armored personnel carriers. The echelon with equipment was also seen at the Yelsk railway station. A train of 26 wagons (20 gondola wagons with explosive materials) was leaving the Lida railway station; destination – railway station Smolensk-Sortirovochny.
The loading of military equipment was noted at the railway stations: Bobruisk, Osipovichi (here and here), Rechitsa (in the evening it was reported that almost all the equipment was loaded onto the platforms) and Ozerishche (Minsk).