Military activity

Military activity on the territory of Belarus on September 7-8

September 8, 2023 4 minutes to read

The main military events on September 7-8

Aviation activity

  • Aviation activity was recorded at Machulishchy, Baranavichy, Lida airfields, and at Brest airport. Flights of aircraft and helicopters of the Belarusian Air Force were recorded.
  • Il-76 of the Russian Aerospace Forces (RA-78847) left Baranavichy airfield. The aircraft took a contingent of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan after the CSTO drills.
  • CASA C-295M aircraft of the Kazakh Air Force left Brest airport. The aircraft took the military after the CSTO drills back to Kazakhstan.
  • Tu-134 of the Belarusian Air Force redeployed from Baranavichy airfield to Machulishchy airfield after the CSTO drills.

Rail activity

  • In the afternoon of September 7, a military cargo train was spotted at Brest-Palesski station. The train included platforms with more than 10 tracked vehicles.
  • In the morning of September 8, a military cargo train of the Belarusian Armed Forces was moving through Fanipal station. The train was transporting 3 tanks, 4 APCs, 6 infantry fighting vehicles, and 4 passenger cars of the Belarusian Railway.

Movements by road

  • No movements of the Russian Armed Forces were recorded.
  • No movements of PMC Wagner vehicles were recorded.
  • A large convoy of the Belarusian Armed Forces escorted by the military vehicle inspectorate was spotted in Baranavichy on September 7. The convoy consisted of 8 MAZ buses, 2 UAZ vehicles and a MAZ truck (tilt-covered).
  • A large convoy of the Belarusian Armed Forces escorted by the traffic police was moving along the M1 highway (Stoubtsy-Dziarzhynsk) on September 8. The convoy consisted of 6 KamAZ and Ural trucks (KUNG), 4 tilt-covered MAZ trucks (some with trailers), a fuel truck with a trailer, and a van (Bukhanka). Further, the convoy was moving along the M1 highway towards Volma.
  • Single vehicles and small convoys were spotted in Homiel, Mazyr, Hrodna, Hatava, and on some sections of the M1, M10 highways, and MKAD.
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General conclusion

The conclusion on the situation made in the report for August 6 remains valid.

Changes in the size of PMC Wagner and the Russian Armed Forces group in Belarus: no data.

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