russia Increases Its Military Presence in Belarus
The leadership of institutions and organizations in Gomel region were warned of the possible return of russian military units. At the same time, russians are planning to increase operational and tactical aviation numbers within the territory of Belarus. The formal reason is to carry out joint air patrol missions on the base of the joint combat training center of aviation and anti-aircraft defence units. For this purpose, ten aircrafts are expected to fly to the Baranovychi airfield.
In addition, according to the Ukrainian intelligence, mobilization exercises have started in Gomel region since June 22, 2022. Meanwhile, reservists training exercises announced in the Belarusian mass media are not conducted. Belarusian reservists are now involved in general labour activities.