The first units of the Belarusian Armed Forces went for the inspection of combat readiness

Ministry of Defense of Belarus
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The first units of the Belarusian Armed Forces left their permanent deployment points to carry out the tasks of a sudden inspection of combat readiness, which the Ministry of Defense of Belarus announced this morning, December 13.

For example, it has already been reported that units of the 38th Separate Air Assault Brigade (Brest) are leaving their permanent deployment point. A column of military equipment of the brigade is moving towards the southeast of Brest, along the R17 highway towards Malaryta/Makrany.

The first units of the Belarusian Armed Forces went for the inspection of combat readiness

Movement of units of the 38th Brest Brigade of the Belarusian Armed Forces in the morning of December 13, 2022 / Belarusian Hajun

According to information of the monitoring group of the Belarusian Hajun project, the column of the 38th Brigade includes:

  • At least 25 BTR-80;
  • About 30 MAZ trucks with personnel and belongings;
  • 3 120-mm 2B23 Nona-M1 mortars towed by MZKT Volat vehicle;
  • 2 refuelers;
  • R-145BM command-staff vehicle;
  • 2 communication vehicles;
  • At least 5 vehicles of the Belarusian border service;
  • Ambulance;
  • 2 field kitchens.

Local authorities also confirm the movements of the 38th Brigade. We remind that this morning the Ministry of Defense of Belarus announced the beginning of a sudden inspection of combat readiness of the Belarusian Armed Forces, and later published a photo report on the movement of this column.

«The activities will be comprehensive, the troops are to move to the designated areas as soon as possible, to implement their engineering maintenance, to organize the protection and defense, as well as to build bridge crossings over the Neman and Berazina rivers,»  the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Belarus reports.

According to information of the Belarusian Hajun, the 103rd Vitsebsk Separate Guards Airborne Brigade, a unit of the special operations forces, is also being redeployed to the Brest region, closer to the border with Ukraine.

A large echelon with the equipment of this Brigade is heading towards Brest region of Belarus.

The first units of the Belarusian Armed Forces went for the inspection of combat readiness

Movement of an echelon of the 103rd Vitsebsk Brigade of the Belarusian Armed Forces / Belarusian Hajun

According to minimum estimates, the echelon includes:

  • At least 10 APCs;
  • At least 3 Kaiman MBTS;
  • At least 25 MAZ and Ural trucks;
  • At least 2 fuel trucks;
  • Freight and passenger cars.

MBTS Kaiman is a typical equipment of the unit of the special operations forces of the 103rd Brigade, which allows us to state that this particular unit is being redeployed.

Thus, there are reasons to believe that the 103rd Vitsebsk Brigade is also involved in the sudden inspection of combat readiness, which the Ministry of Defense of Belarus announced this morning. There are other options regarding the purpose for which the 103rd Brigade is being redeployed to Brest region: it could be, for example, rotation of their units in the border area with Ukraine, or combat coordination with units of the Russian Armed Forces, which were spotted in Brest region yesterday.

На русском языке: Брестская 38-я бригада выдвинулась для проверки боеготовности
На беларускай мове: Брэсцкая 38-я брыгада выехала для праверкі баяздольнасці

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