Conflicts & War

Belarusian ammunition support to Russia fueled Ukraine war: Monitor

Minsk, June 11 (EFE) – Belarus supplied over 131,000 tons of ammunition to Russia in a year for its war in Ukraine, according to an investigation by the “Belarusian Gayun” monitoring group.

The report, which is based on data collected by the Belarusian Railway Employees Community, concludes that the volume of ammunition transferred by the government of Alexander Lukashenko to Russia between January 2022 and January 2023 was 131,582 tons.

On average, approximately 10,121 tons of ammunition were withdrawn from Belarusian arsenals per month.

Most of the ammunition was transferred from nine railway stations in Belarus and sent not only to Russian regions near Ukraine such as Belgorod, Bryansk, and Krasnodar, but also directly to occupied territories, including the Crimean Peninsula, and to North Ossetia, about 110 kilometers from the Georgian border.

According to the probe, before the war that began on February 24, 2022, in Ukraine, “the volumes were tens of times smaller and began to grow immediately after” the invasion.

The second-highest month in terms of ammunition volume supplied to Moscow was January 2023, with 24,421 tons, according to the monitor.

Belarus provides logistical and political support to Russia in its war against Ukraine and has offered its territory for the deployment of military units and war equipment of its major ally since before the war began over 15 months ago.

On February 24, Belarus served as a launchpad for Russian troops to cross the border and attack northern Ukraine. EFE


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