VALENTYNA ROMANENKO – THURSDAY, 23 JUNE 2022, 16:33
Belarus may provide Russia with Belarusian weapons and military equipment, which Russia may then redeploy at the Donetsk or Kherson fronts to strengthen its groupings.
Source: Oleksii Hromov, the deputy head of the Main Operational Department of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, at a briefing at the Media Center Ukraine–Ukrinform
Quote: “According to existing reports, military equipment is currently being taken out of storage and serviced at military bases on the pretext that it is to be used in military training.
Given Russia’s considerable losses of weapons and military equipment, and also the somewhat better state and storage conditions of such equipment in the storage facilities of the Armed Forces of Belarus, it is not beyond the realms of possibility that our neighbour will be providing the Russian aggressor with said weapons and military equipment.
The equipment could then be moved to the Donetsk or Kherson fronts in order to strengthen the enemy’s groupings.”
Details: According to Hromov, it has also been discovered that Belarus is actively constructing military infrastructure on the territory of the former Zyabrovka air base in Gomel Oblast, Belarus (near Chernihiv).
The General Staff has not ruled out the possibility that the Lukashenko regime may give Russia use of the airbase to establish another Russian military base there.
Hromov stressed that the threat of Belarusian territory and airspace being used for missile attacks remains. Russian sabotage and reconnaissance groups may also be active in Ukrainian territory, particularly with the aim of creating diversions on the supply routes of the Ukrainian military.
However, the Republic of Belarus does not have the resources to conduct a full-scale offensive on a large area of Ukrainian territory.