Radio Svaboda published new satellite images of the Lepelski training ground of the 19th Separate Mechanized Brigade (Vitsebsk region) taken by Planet Labs on January 6.
It’s known that one of the groups of Russian soldiers, possibly mobilized, has been stationed at the training ground since October 2022. In December, 13 T-72B3 tanks were transferred there from Russia. Another confirmation of the Russian presence at the training ground was the sudden inspection of the Belarusian Armed Forces in mid-December, when units of the 19th Brigade didn’t use their training ground for exercises, but went to another one.
It should also be noted that there are ongoing exercises at the training ground, which have now been extended until January 22.
And now, thanks to the detailed satellite images, the mentioned facts have been additionally confirmed.
The images show the accumulation of military equipment – at least 150 units: KamAZ and Ural trucks, infantry fighting vehicles, as well as T-72B3 tanks. Two field camps with about 50 tents can also be seen.
Zaslonava railway station is located very close to the training ground, the image of January 6 also shows two trains with military equipment, which at that time were at the station. The first train consisted of 6 cars (presumably passenger) and 31 flatcars with equipment, the second train consisted of 4 cars and 11 flatcars.
There are also garages next to the training ground, near which another 7-10 vehicles, probably infantry fighting vehicles, are parked. We may assume that there’s also equipment of the Russian Armed Forces in the garages.