There were reports on explosions and flashes near Ziabrauka air base. According to preliminary information, at least 4 flashes were seen in 10 minutes. Several sources confirm the information about the flashes and explosions. According to several sources, since 00:30 there have been at least 8 flashes. Information about the sounds of explosions is also confirmed by Flagshtok telegram channel.
Earlier, the Ministry of Defense of Belarus reported on the training of Air Defense and Air Force troops with live firing, it’s unknown whether it’s connected with the flashes in the area of Ziabrauka. It was reported that from August 9 to August 25, 2022, an operational-tactical exercise with the troops of the Air Force and Air Defense Forces with live firing will take place.
According to the Defense Ministry, the exercises will be held in two stages: from August 9 to August 11 in the training areas on the territory of Belarus, and from August 22 to August 25 on the territory and airspace of the Ashuluk training ground.
Probably, these exercises should take place in the restricted flight zones: the south of Belarus and two additional zones located in the northeastern part of Babruisk (Mogilev region) and in the southeastern part of Polatsk (Vitebsk region).
According to this logic, Ziabrauka fits, but at the same time the Ministry of Defense of Belarus has not reported either the exact locations of these exercises on the territory of Belarus, or at what time of the day they are planned.
На русском языке:
В районе аэродрома «Зябровка» слышны взрывы и видны вспышки
На беларускай мове: У раёне аэрадрома «Зяброўка» чуваць выбухі і бачныя ўспышкі