The destination points of the trains are Baranavichy-Palesskiya and Luninets stations.
According to the Community of Railway Workers of Belarus, another stage of transportation of components of Russian tactical nuclear weapons (TNW) to Belarus has begun in late August-early September 2023.
To keep it secret, they delivered TNW components in small batches of 3-6 cars with a separate locomotive. The number and index assigned to the train at the departure station are changed before passing through the joint points of the Russian Railways and before crossing the Russian-Belarusian border. Each time the train’s number, index, the departure and destination stations are changed.
Since August 26, at least 5 such trains have been recorded:
- on August 26, crossing the border at around 03:00;
- on September 4, crossing the border at around 18:00;
- on September 5, crossing the border at around 02:00;
- two more trains were recorded after September 5.
The trains arrived on the territory of Belarus through the transit section Krasnoye (Russia) — Asinauka (Belarus).
The destination points of the trains are Baranavichy-Palesskiya and Luninets stations. It should be noted that there’s an airfield and the 61st Fighter Air Base in Baranavichy, as well as the 120th Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade (armed with Buk SAM systems). And there is an airfield and the 56th Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment in Luninets (armed with S-300 SAM systems).
It’s noted that the delivery of TNW components to Belarus is confirmed by several informational sources directly involved in the organization of the transportation.
Also, in October-November, about three deliveries of TNW to Prudok station (Vitsiebsk branch of the Belarusian Railway) are expected. The 2631st Missile and Air Ammunition Storage Base is located there.