Belarus is beginning drills at a training area close to the boundary of Lithuania and Poland, specifically the Suwałki Gap. Tanks and drones are participating in the maneuvers. The Belarusian Ministry of Defense has announced its intent to focus on the development of unit command procedures during military operations.
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Mechanized units will practice operations in modern battlefield conditions, drawing from the experiences of the war in Ukraine, as reported by the Belarusian defense ministry.
The training program also includes the training of medical personnel for service in combat conditions, including the evacuation of the wounded from the combat zone and work in field hospitals.
Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Belarusian army has regularly conducted military exercises. The regime of Alexander Lukashenko supports the Russian aggression and reinforces propaganda against Poland, Ukraine, and the Baltic countries.
The military exercises will take place at a training ground located just 25 km from the Polish border, near the Suwałki Gap.
The Suwałki Gap – a key point
The Suwałki Gap is an area along the Polish-Lithuanian border that encompasses the vicinity of Suwałki, Augustów, and Sejny.
Referred to as a “strategic point on NATO’s eastern flank” by experts, the Suwałki Gap “connects” Belarusian territory to the Kaliningrad Oblast while also providing a link between the Baltic states and other NATO members.
Furthermore, on Monday, the Deputy Head of Poland’s Ministry of Interior and Administration, Maciej Wąsik, announced that due to increasing attacks inspired by Belarusian services, an additional 1000 soldiers will be deployed to strengthen the Polish border.
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