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Skibitskyi: “Today, There Are No Evidences of Creation of Powerful Strike Grouping in Territory of Belarus”

December 1, 2022
Skibitskyi: “Today, There Are No Evidences of Creation of Powerful Strike Grouping in Territory of Belarus”

Military intelligence of Ukraine observes active movement of units of the territorial troops, which were mobilized in the territory of the russian federation at all military districts. Currently, such movement is recorded primarily to rostov and belhorod regions as well as through the territory of the temporarily occupied Crimea to Kherson region. Russia is carrying out these measures in order to strengthen its presence in the temporarily occupied territories and replenish losses of troops, which have been conducting hostilities since February.

This was stated by Vadym Skibitskyi, a representative of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine, on the air of the national telethon “Yedyni novyny”.

He noted when the russian troops were withdrawn from the right bank of the Dnipro River, out of Kherson city, they completed re-grouping, these are Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk regions, and created the reserve units.

The representative of Ukraine’s military intelligence also noted that currently there is no evidence of creation of powerful offensive grouping in the territory of belarus like the one that was deployed in January and February.

– In belarus, we expect intensification of combat training, because a new academic year begins in the armed forces of this country on 1st December 1. The troops will move on the training grounds, work out different tasks of combat cohesion and services and branches will be inspected. Therefore, we expect active measures in the territory of belarus, primarily, operational and combat training. We are ready for these. But I want to emphasized that today there are no evidences of creation of the powerful strike grouping in the territory of belarus.

At the same time, according to Vadym Skibitskyi, approximately 9,000 servicemen from the 1st tank army have conducted measures on combat training and cohesion of units. Military intelligence does not exclude two options for employment of these troops: either from the territory of belarus, or a rotational return to the territory of Ukraine, possibly at Kharkiv direction.

In the future, a threat of employment of the grouping of union state belarus-russia remains. However, the weapons are not enough for this. Currently, russia is actively removing weapons and military equipment from storage at warehouses, at arsenals, at mobilization deployment centers in order to man and equip the formations and units created as a result of mobilization.