InformNapalm international intelligence community is starting up its marathon monitoring of public information sources about preparations for, and the active phase of, Zapad-2017 joint Russian-Belarusian military exercises. We will be gathering the most compelling facts and interesting data in a single stream. Please contribute information for this stream (tweets, geotagged photos, and other tidbits) in the comments section below.
Zapad-2017 military exercises will take place in Belarus from September 14 to 20, 2017, in six training areas: Lepel, Barysaw (Borisov), Losvida (Losvido), Asipovichy (Osipovichi) training grounds, Ruzhany and Damanava (Domanovo) Air Force and Air Defense Training grounds, as well as in one sector of the terrain in the territory of the Republic of Belarus near the settlement of Dretun.
According to belsat.eu, a train with the Russian military equipment spotted earlier in Orsha is now unloading in Vereitsy railway station near Asipovichy in Mahiliow Region.
A news briefing by Lieutenant General Aleksandr Fomin, Russia’s Deputy Minister of Defense, on the preparations for Zapad-2017 Russian-Belarusian joint military exercises has taken place today. It has been stated that the exercises are focusing on the readiness training and training in the use of force groupings to ensure military security of the Union State.
According to orsha.eu website, a large military equipment convoy passed the railway station of Orsha-Tsentralnaya about 5.00pm on Monday, August 28.
A Youtube user uploaded a clip with the military equipment train convoy passing Tumanovo railway station in Smolensk Oblast towards Belarus. (shooting location). Side numbers and tactical markings on the vehicles have been painted over.
A joint special exercise of logistics brigades of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation is taking place in the Barysawski training ground and the open terrain in Minsk, Viciebsk, and Mahiliow Regions from August 21 till 25.
Personnel of the 2766 fuel base of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus and units of the 69th Logistics Brigade of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is focusing on challenges of the special joint exercise in supplying fuel to troops near the settlement of Ramashkava (Viciebsk Region).
Drivers of the automotive battalion of military unit 11385-2 of the 69th Logistics Brigade (located in Mulino in Nizhniy Novgorod Oblast) were identified by Informnapalm when taking part in the ingression of Russian “humanitarian convoys” to Donbas. Click here for more details.
Witnesses are providing information about the arrival of the first Russian military equipment trains in Belarus. This is a photo of a train of 2S19 self-propelled guns in Barysaw (at 54.205646, 28.516549)
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