Situation report on military activity on the territory of Belarus for April 9 by Hajun Project

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На русском языке: Оперативная сводка от Гаюна за 9 апреля о военной активности на территории Беларуси
На беларускай мове: Аператыўная зводка ад Гаюна за 9 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 9.

Russian Armed Forces columns continue to move through the territory of Belarus (123456). The convoys mainly consist of Ural and KamAZ trucks. There are also fuel trucks, PAZ buses, trailers, cranes, armored vehicles, and off-road vehicles of various modifications. It should be noted that trailers of the Belarusian Armed Forces are used to transport Russian military equipment.

We can distinguish the following routes of columns’ movement:

  • Rechitsa-Gomel;
  • MKAD, Khoiniki-Rechitsa;
  • Gomel- Novaya Huta;
  • Minsk-Gomel;
  • Brest-Minsk;
  • Gomel-Kalinkavichy;
  • Mazyr-Naroulya (Yelsk);
  • Mazyr- Lelchitsy.

Also, single military vehicles were spotted in Asipovichy, Khoiniki, and Kalinkavichy. Thus, movements of military equipment remain primarily in the southeastern area of Gomel region.

Movement and transportation of fighting vehicles of the Russian Armed Forces were recorded on April 9. For example, 10 trailers were spotted near the village of Yampal (Rechitsa district), some of which were carrying tanks. More than 30 tracked vehicles were seen in the field nearby. Trailers carrying ZSU-23-4 Shilka, as well as tanks, were seen on the Kalinkavichy-Gomel route. Pantsir missile systems were seen near the village of Khazianinki (Pukhavichy district). Later, the same convoy was seen near the village of Zhytoulia (Gomel district). 25 trailers with tanks were seen at the entrance to Khoiniki. Tanks of both the Russian and Belarusian Armed Forces continue to be delivered to the Ziabrauka military airfield (Gomel district). A convoy of 6 Buk and Tor-M2 missile systems (without missiles) was moving along the Naroulya-Mazyr route. A 9S15M radar system was being transported on a trailer along the Khoiniki — Brahin route.

Flight activity was recorded at military airfields in Belarus. For example, one flight was recorded in Baranavichy, and one flight – in Lida. Most likely, these were training flights, which were conducted by the Air Force of Belarus. Five aircraft (two of which were IL-76 transport aircraft) and several Mi-26 helicopters of the Russian Air Force departed from Machulishchy. Also, a passenger Tu-154 (from Belgorod), 2 transport IL-76, 2 An-12 (from Buturlinovka, Voronezh region of Russia) were recorded landing.

There was an intensive movement of Russian Armed Forces equipment by rail. For example, a train with military equipment was seen at Rechitsa railway station. Ammunition was unloaded at the railway station in Kozenki (Mazyr district). Military activity continued at the Kalodzishchy railway station: a tent and a radio station were set up near the station, trucks were also spotted there.

A train with military equipment and passenger cars of the Russian Railways departed from the Gomel-North railway station in the eastern direction. A train with military equipment (3 fuel tankers, 6 122-mm Grad MLRS, 10 APC and 12 Ural trucks) departed from the Gomel-Nechetny station. Another train with Ural trucks, fuel trucks, tanks, PTS-2 tracked amphibious transport, and self-propelled howitzers on flatcars also departed from the station.

A train with military equipment was also seen in Orsha (Vitebsk region), heading north (to Russia). A train with military equipment with Ural trucks, KamAZ trucks, Polyana-4DM, P-18 Terek radar stations, and armored personnel carriers on flatcars was moving along the Kalinkavichy-Gomel route. An echelon with equipment was also seen at Yelsk railway station. A train of 26 cars (20 gondola cars with explosive materials) departed from Lida railway station, its destination was Smolensk-Sortirovochny railway station.

The loading of military equipment was spotted at railway stations: Babruisk, Asipovichy (here and here), Rechitsa (in the evening it was reported that almost all equipment was loaded onto flatcars), and Aziaryshcha (Minsk district).

At least two missile launches from the territory of the Mazyr district were recorded. We also managed to find out the point of missile launch in the evening of April 8 – it was the airfield in Ziabrauka. A video of the missile launch from the territory of the Dobrush district was published. It should be noted that no missile launches were recorded from April 3 to April 8. Previously, missile strikes were mainly launched from the territory of the Khoiniki, Kalinkavichy and Mazyr districts.

It became known that doctors of the Russian Armed Forces left the Radiation Medicine Center in Gomel and took all the wounded soldiers with them. In addition, Russian Armed Forces PAZ ambulance buses are no longer seen in Khoiniki and Mazyr, the last column of buses left Mazyr in the evening of April 5. Also, the Russian Armed Forces left the field camp near Vialikiya Zimovichy (Mazyr district).

Minor movements of Belarusian Armed Forces vehicles were recorded. A column of Ural, MAZ, and UAZ vehicles of the Belarusian Armed Forces was seen in Brest.

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