Russian and Belarusian soldiers practise paratrooper landing on Wednesday

As part of joint exercises, the Russian and Belarusian military forces will practise paratrooper landing in Belarus on 25 January. Currently, Ukrainian border guards do not record any activities near the border with Ukraine.

Source: Belaruski Hajun military monitoring project; spokesman of the State Border Service Andrii Demchenko in a comment to Ukrainska Pravda

Details: The analysts of Hajun emphasise that this is a regular situation, there is no indication of military aggression against Ukraine from the territory of Belarus.

Thus, since 12:00 Minsk time [11:00 Kyiv time – ed.], the IL-76 military transport plane has been flying in the sky over the city of Brest and the Brest district. The Telegram channel of the Brest Oblast Executive Committee warned about these flights in the morning.

According to the information of the executive committee, the regular landing of fighters of the 38th airborne assault brigade of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus will take place from the IL-76 aircraft. The plane will take off from Brest airport and carry out paratrooper landings at the Brest training ground.

Also, at the moment, the training of practical actions of the regional grouping air force component of the forces of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation are being held at the Ruzhansky training ground, Hajun notes.

Quote from Hajun: "The situation is normal. Military aggression of the Russian Federation/Belarus from the territory of the Republic of Belarus against Ukraine has not been recorded. We continue to monitor the development of the situation."

Quote from Demchenko: "In Belarus, flight and tactical exercises with the air units of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation, which began on January 16, are ongoing. As far as is known, a number of elements to increase operational interoperability should be worked out as part of the exercises. The Ukrainian Defense Forces are actively monitoring the situation that is happening on the territory of Belarus. And I can note that we have not recorded any events near the state border with our country related to these exercises at the moment."

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