Situation report on military activity on the territory of Belarus for April 8 by Hajun Project

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На русском языке: Оперативная сводка от Гаюна за 8 апреля о военной активности на территории Беларуси
На беларускай мове: Аператыўная зводка ад Гаюна за 8 красавіка аб ваеннай актыўнасці на тэрыторыі Беларусі

Belarusian Hajun Project published a situation report on military activity on the territory of Belarus as of 22:00 April 8.

Russian Armed Forces columns continue to move on the territory of Belarus (1, 2, 34). The convoys consist mainly of Ural and KamAZ trucks. There also were fuel trucks, trailers, cranes, armored vehicles, and off-road vehicles of various modifications.

We can distinguish the following routes of columns’ movement:

  • M10 highway- Dobrush;
  • Rechitsa- Gomel;
  • Gomel- Russia;
  • Gomel-Minsk;
  • Mazyr-Yelsk;
  • Babruisk- Asipovichy- Minsk;
  • M4 highway- Minsk;
  • Baranavichy- Niasvizh;
  • Mazyr- Gomel;
  • Kalinkavichy- Mazyr;

Single vehicles were also spotted in Minsk, Khoiniki, Gomel, as well as in the Minsk district. Thus, movements of military equipment remain primarily in the southeastern area of Gomel region. 

Flight activity was recorded at military airfields in Belarus. For example, 4 training flights were recorded in Baranavichy (Air Force of Belarus). 2 helicopters departed, 2 helicopters landed , a Tu-154 passenger aircraft and transport aircraft (2 An-12 and 4 IL-76) landed at the airfield in Machulishchy. It was reported that 3 transport IL-76, passenger An-148 and Tu-154 were seen at Gomel airport.

There was intensive movement of Russian Armed Forces equipment by rail. For example, a train was seen at the Gomel-North railway station, moving towards Kalinkavichy. There were 15 BMP-2, 5 152-mm 2S3 Akatsiya, 20 KamAZ and Ural trucks on the platforms, the train also included 3 passenger and 10 freight cars. A train with empty flatcars was seen at the Gomel-Nechetny train station, which headed in the direction of Kalinkavichy. A train with military equipment was moving from Gomel to Babruisk. Also, a train with tanks on flatcars arrived in Gomel from Kalinkavichy. A train with military equipment was moving to the Gomel-Passenger station.

A train loaded with military equipment was seen on the reserve track at the Orsha railway station, which then headed in the direction of Mogilev. A train loaded with military equipment was seen at the Rechitsa railway station. Later, new equipment for further loading was seen there (KamAZ and Ural trucks, MTU-72, BMP-2, BMD-2). Loading of equipment of the Armed Forces of Russia continues at the railway station in Khoiniki. An accumulation of military equipment was spotted near the railway station in Yelsk. Later, the equipment began to be loaded.

There was a loaded train with military equipment at the railway station in Kozenki (Mazyr district, Gomel region), ready for further departure. Military activity was observed near the Kalodzishchy railway station (dead-end track). Also, accumulation of equipment was observed near the Ziabrauka railway station (Gomel district). A train arrived to the Kalinkavichy railway station from the south. KamAZ and Ural trucks, BMP-2, 152-mm 2S3 Akatsiya, flamethrowers TOS-1A Solntsepyok were seen on the flatcars. An accumulation of equipment for further loading on railroad flatcars was seen at the Asipovichy railway station.

At least 1 missile launch from the territory of Belarus was recorded in Gomel region.

Belarusian Hajun Project published information about cars, which Russian soldiers stole from Ukrainian citizens. The cars were spotted on the territory of Belarus. As a result of publicity, the owner of one of the stolen cars was found. According to the owner, the car was stolen from the Kyiv region on March 29.

An accumulation of Russian military personnel was seen in the Mazyr district, near the intersection of R-31 and R-37 roads. Most likely, a communication center for air defense units was deployed there. Also, 20-30 KrAZ vehicles with pontoons were seen on the territory of a military base near Rechitsa.

It became known that the CDEK delivery service will no longer accept parcels without proof of purchase with cash vouchers. Russian soldiers sent looted items through the CDEK service to Russia.

Minor movements of Belarusian Armed forces units were recorded. For example, at least 2 Tor-M2 missile systems of the Belarusian Armed Forces were spotted on the MKAD. A column of BTR-82A was seen in Slonim. These movements are related to planned exercise.

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