Belarus Beefing Up Its Forces At Border With Ukraine
Belarusian watchdog Belaruski Hajun reported that Iskander short-range ballistic missile systems have been deployed at Belarus’ border with Ukraine, Belarus Weekly reported.
Photo Insert: Soldiers of the Belarus Army in Minsk
Such missile systems have not been recorded in Belarus since the withdrawal of Russian troops from northern Ukraine. Kyiv also reported two Tochka-U missile divisions have been formed in Belarus.
The Belarusian military has continued its military drills, saying it they are “a response to NATO.”
Belarus’ State Security Council Secretary Alexander Volfovich claimed in a televised comment to a Belarusian TV station that the country is surrounded by enemies and that Ukrainian subversive and reconnaissance groups have regularly entered Belarusian territory.
No proof of such claims was provided. Russia used Belarus as the staging ground for the invasion of Ukraine.
What has been confirmed is that a Belarusian battalion, which is fighting as part of the Ukrainian army against Russia, has enough members to be considered a regiment comprised of two battalions.
While the regiment will inherit the name of the Belarusian national hero, Kastus Kalinouski, the two comprising battalions are to be named after two Belarusians killed in action in Ukraine - Pavel “Volat" and Ilya "Litvin.”