According to the head of the DPSU, the border guards do not record an increase in groups of Russian and Belarusian troops near the Ukrainian border.
Russian military personnel are constantly in Belarus / photo ua.depositphotos.com
There are currently about 11,000 Russian military personnel on the territory of Belarus, but their number changes periodically.
Head of the State Border Service Serhii Deineko told ether national telethon that the Russian Federation is rotating its military on the territory of Belarus.
“Today, the number of Russian troops on the territory of Belarus is approximately 11,000 servicemen. However, this number changes every day due to the fact that the rotation of Russian units is currently taking place, namely the 2nd motorized rifle division is entering the territory of Russia in Voronezh and Belgorod regions, and it the 6th motorized rifle division is coming to replace it. That’s why the number changes every day, but we keep it under constant control,” said Deineko.
According to the head of the DPSU, the border guards do not record an increase in groups of Russian and Belarusian troops near the Ukrainian border. Despite this, work on the engineering arrangement of the border with Belarus does not stop for a moment.
“These works continue even now. Because our main task is to be able to act in response to possible threats. We must not underestimate the enemy. That is why the DPSU, together with other components of the Defense Forces of Ukraine, conducts such measures. We are in constant readiness,” concluded Deineko .
The war in Ukraine: a threat from Belarus
In recent weeks, the Russians have continued to strengthen the Belarusian troop grouping. As of the end of December, there were up to 10,000 Russian troops in Belarus.
Konrad Muzyka, a Polish military analyst and head of the Rochan Consulting think tank, believes that the Belarusian army is likely to join the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The training activity of the military of Belarus last year was the maximum since the collapse of the USSR.
According to ISW analysts, the Kremlin may expand Russia’s military presence in Belarus ahead of planned large-scale military exercises in September 2023.
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