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Belarus receives another 30 armoured personnel carriers from Russia

Thursday, 5 January 2023, 17:08
Belarus receives another 30 armoured personnel carriers from Russia

The Belarusian army has received another 34 armoured vehicles from Russia, which were sent to the Brest district of Belarus.

Source: Belaruski Hajun, an independent Belarusian military monitoring media outlet

Details: Another batch of new BTR-82A has arrived in the Republic of Belarus. In addition to the BTR-82A, the BTR-80K (the commander's version of the BTR-80, with the retention of weapons and additional communications and staff equipment), and armoured medical and repair and evacuation vehicles based on the BTR-80 have arrived from the Russian Federation.


An echelon with 34 pieces of equipment (corresponding to a battalion set) headed towards Brest in the afternoon. 

Analysts assume that the new BTR-82A will enter service with the 38th Air Assault Brigade.

Quote: "It is worth noting that the BTR-70MB1 (Belarusian modernisation of the BTR-70) was put into service with one of the battalions of the 38th Separate Guards Air Assault Brigade only in 2019. The brigade also operates BTR-80s. Later, the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Belarus confirmed the information about the transfer of equipment: the BTR-82A should replace the BTR-80 in the 38 Separate Guards Air Assault Brigade.

This is the third BTR-82A battalion set in the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus…

Thus, the transfer to BTR-82A (from BMP-2 and BTR-80, respectively) affected not only mechanised but also special operations forces units."


  • On 5 January, the Defence Ministry of Belarus said that the personnel, weapons, military and special equipment of the Russian armed forces would continue to arrive in Belarus.
  • Ukraine's defence forces have created a multi-level defence system in the country's north that will not allow Russians to go beyond the border with Belarus.

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