Able to repulse the enemy: What is the army of Belarus


The situation in Belarus remains extremely tense. Mass street protests do not subside; an “alternative president” Tikhanovskaya has appeared in neighboring Lithuania, and an additional US military contingent has appeared in Poland. Under certain circumstances, the self-proclaimed "national leader" can seek military assistance from NATO countries to overthrow the "last dictator of Europe." How can official Minsk answer this?


It should be noted that President Lukashenko drew certain conclusions from the situation in Ukraine in 2014 and earlier in Libya, when the North Atlantic Alliance countries led by the United States invaded:

When I had to decide which Armed Forces we need, especially after 2010, I realized that we need to have trained fighters, units in the Armed Forces, in stock. Just in case. It is undesirable, of course, that we have to resort to the Armed Forces. But anything can happen.

That's for sure, anything can be. Especially to suppress the "maydanuts", both local and imported, Alexander Grigorievich created two "dual-purpose" brigades: one in Maryina Gorka and the second mechanized in Uruchye. To withstand direct external aggression, Belarus also has a sufficiently strong army, capable of independently opposing both Poland and Lithuania at the same time.

As a legacy from the USSR, Minsk inherited the resources of the Belarusian Military District, which it managed to preserve, unlike Kiev, and even modernize. The total number of the army is 70 thousand people, of which 60 thousand are contract soldiers. But if necessary, under the mobilization program, up to half a million soldiers can be put under arms. Belarusian servicemen are well trained and motivated; they regularly conduct exercises both independently and together with Russian comrades. Moscow provides Minsk with its own training grounds: for training air defense anti-aircraft gunners - Ashuluk training ground in the Astrakhan region and gunners - Gorokhovets training ground in the Nizhny Novgorod region. Since 2009, large-scale joint military exercises have been held every two years, the last, called Zapad-2017, caused a stir in NATO.

The Belarusian army keeps all its forces in the western and northwestern directions. It has an impressive 1600 tanks, of which a thousand are in storage, 2,5 thousand units of other armored vehicles and 1,5 thousand artillery systems. Air defense, built with the help of Russia, is considered very strong. These are 2 divisions of S-400 air defense systems, 16 S-300PS and S-300 V air defense missile systems, 10 divisions of Buk and Osa air defense missile systems, 20 Tor-M2E launchers and a Belarusian version of the S-125 complexes called Pechora-2T / 2ТМ ", as well as 5 UHF radars" Protivnik-GE ".

The Belarusian Air Force is rather weak, numbering only 77 winged aircraft. These are 34 MiG-29 fighters (of which 6 are training), 21 Su-27 fighters and 22 Su-25 attack aircraft (20 more are on storage). Moscow offered Minsk to place its airbase on its territory as part of the defense of the Union State, but was refused for obvious political reasons. Now it can backfire on Belarus itself.

Separately, it is worth mentioning the special operations forces, which number more than 6000 thousand people. These are special forces and airborne forces, the most trained and well-equipped soldiers of the Belarusian army. They can be quickly deployed using military transport aircraft Il-76, An-26 and Mi-8 (Mi-8MTB) helicopters. These mobile units have their own artillery battalions and anti-aircraft missile and artillery batteries, armored vehicles "Tiger", "Cayman", "Bogatyr" and BTR-80A.

The army, which Minsk has, is able to suppress any internal unrest, as well as to repulse its closest neighbors from Eastern Europe. If a broad coalition of NATO countries goes to Belarus, then Moscow will have to fulfill its duty within the framework of the Union State and the CSTO.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 22 August 2020 15: 13
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    Able to repulse the enemy: What is the army of Belarus

    - Yes, in general ... - cool ... - You can only admire this photo ... - Cool European army, European appearance of military personnel ... - tough guys - Slavs ... - It's just that your eyes are resting ...
    - Oh, what a pity it will be ... - if Russia loses such allies and such a close-close native country to Russia !!!
    1. Valentine Offline Valentine
      Valentine (Valentin) 23 August 2020 09: 36
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      Quote: gorenina91
      Oh, what a pity it will be ... - if Russia loses such allies and such a close-close

      Why will he lose? Power in Belarus is one thing, and the army is another, they are blood from blood, flesh from the flesh of our, Soviet, and now Russian army. All officers, all command staff studied and is studying in our schools and academies, and are not infected with that Western pseudo-democracy. They are armed with everything Russian-made, so in this regard, everything is fine, and if necessary, our and Belarusian Armed Forces will stand shoulder to shoulder for our peoples, and soon, everything is moving towards this, we will become one state.
      1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
        gorenina91 (Irina) 23 August 2020 09: 55
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        Why will he lose? Power in Belarus is one thing, and the army is another, they are blood from blood, flesh from the flesh of our, Soviet, and now Russian army. All officers, all command staff studied and is studying in our schools and academies, and are not infected with that Western pseudo-democracy. They are armed with everything Russian-made, so in this regard, everything is fine, and if necessary, our and Belarusian Armed Forces will stand shoulder to shoulder for our peoples, and soon, everything is moving towards this, we will become one state.

        - Ha ... - Yes, everything is so ... - everything is so ...
        - But why are you yourself, Mr. Valentine (Valentine) ...; when personally I'm in the subject:

        After a conversation with Putin, Lukashenko spoke about the Union State and went to the General Staff

        - she supported you and gave you a plus and really declared her support ... - so why did you yourself ... just didn't react to my support ???
        - Or do you consider yourself just like that ... "all of yourself" ... - "fiery and irresistible" ???
        - So ... we must appreciate what they show to you ... - And about the "shoulders" you tell someone else ...
        - First, learn to appreciate the good ... that has already been shown in relation to you; and then flirt ...
        - For the future ... - such a number will not work with me ...
        1. Valentine Offline Valentine
          Valentine (Valentin) 23 August 2020 11: 23
          +3
          I give likes very rarely, and only to those who got me to the depths of my soul, and so, for empty - thank you. But I hate those who just put dislikes, and there are a great many of them here, without giving any written reasons or confirming their "redness".

          Quote: gorenina91
          - Or do you consider yourself just like that ... "all of yourself" ...

          - unlike you, Irina, I do not call myself YOU, I am a little more modest than you ... Yes, you have a lot of common sense in your comments, but .... you present them to us in such a way that we we feel like "bursaks" who have smoked all the "vapors" in some gateway, and after getting to know them, many will minus you not for the content of what you have written, but for its style, such as - "We, the emperor and autocrat of all Russia ... ... "
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        2. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
          Rashid116 (Rashid) 23 August 2020 12: 03
          -3
          Irina, hello. You spit on all these "pros and cons". Here people share their opinions on different occasions. This is not a social network, otherwise there would not be many here, for sure. I am not present in any of this garbage and do not intend to. This is my plus sign there for you))). Best regards, Rashid.
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      2. _AMUHb_ Offline _AMUHb_
        _AMUHb_ (_AMUHb_) 23 August 2020 13: 54
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        ... we all learned a little, something and somehow ... with regards to "our academies", Belarusians who survived in Vost. Prussia contributed a lot not only to ours, but to the world military intelligence in general. "Parachutes in the Trees" by Ridevsky (the film does not count - as usual, there is a lot of amateur performances from ideology - you can look at their portraits at the end - of course, not all of them have returned) you need to read. 7 out of 10 were Belarusians, without bases, without appearances and agents in the deep rear for 175 days.
      3. Bitter Offline Bitter
        Bitter (Gleb) 30 August 2020 01: 59
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        ... flesh of the flesh of our, Soviet, and now Russian army ...

        The Soviet Army was a people's army, while the Russian army was capitalist, and it guards the interests of a handful of "heroes" captrude, no more. A raven does not have a raven's eyes ..., it can only pinch feathers and then mutually.

        What is the army of Belarus ...

        Quite secondary, the Soviet Army also represented a lot of things and where is it now? It all depends on those sitting upstairs, their moods and readiness to make decisions. In particular, this applies to gentlemen comrades with large shoulder straps.
    2. marciz Offline marciz
      marciz (Stas) 31 August 2020 03: 32
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      Yes, they are just as healthy and bad, they will be ground up in a day without Moscow, especially without their own Air Force.
  2. Netyn Offline Netyn
    Netyn (Netyn) 22 August 2020 15: 56
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    Quote: gorenina91
    tough guys, Slavs ... - Just the eyes are resting ...
    - Oh, what a pity it will be ... - if Russia loses such allies

    It doesn't matter - you will admire me.
    PS It seems that Seryozha drew conclusions and decided to calm down for a while.
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  3. Cheburashk Offline Cheburashk
    Cheburashk (Vladimir) 22 August 2020 16: 16
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    The fact that the army is strong is good and wonderful. But the question arises - where is the strong one? On the training ground or in real hostilities ??? After all, shooting at a firing range is one thing, but when they start shooting back, it is quite another. A lot of factors and personnel depend here, including one of which is psychological. And it doesn't matter how many people are in the army of Belarus and how much equipment.
    NATO will not get into Belarus for a number of reasons, one of which is the CSTO treaty, in other words, will deal with the Russian army, which has experience in conducting a database.
    1. Rusa Offline Rusa
      Rusa 23 August 2020 03: 22
      +1
      Yes, it is dangerous for Poland and the Baltics. You're right. Otherwise, Belarusians and Russians will break through the land corridor to the Kaliningrad region and force them to peace. NATO aggression, as in Libya or Yugoslavia, will come out sideways.
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  5. catch22 Offline catch22
    catch22 (Egor) 23 August 2020 12: 00
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    I can't catch up, what a devilish Old Man is slowing down. It is high time to withdraw special troops to the streets of Belarus. Otherwise, everything will end like in Ukraine in 2014. Then an alcoholic Nazi came to power, and now a dumb cook may become president in Belarus. It's time, Old Man, it's time !!!
  6. andreyicecream Offline andreyicecream
    andreyicecream (Andrey Matyash) 24 August 2020 09: 45
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    In my opinion, the only thing that can save the Belarusian people is for Russia to take the initiative into its own hands:
    Putin to come out, breaking the silence, with a proposal to hold a REFERENDUM (not a plebiscite) in Belarus, but a REFERENDUM! As in Crimea. To propose to the brotherly people of Belarus - to become a part of Russia as a full-fledged subject. Make it clear to the Belarusians that the West will not leave them alone, until it tears apart their economy, until it destroys existing enterprises, and the agro-industrial complex is put under the knife. The unemployed population will be more than half of the total. People will find themselves on the street. And, as a rule, their territory will inevitably turn out to be the most powerful base of the geopolitical enemy of RUSSIA. It will be inevitable, it will be so, if the union is not restored.
  7. bear040 Offline bear040
    bear040 25 August 2020 19: 27
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    Of all the weapons of the Republic of Belarus, only air defense deserves attention, from the air defense systems transferred to the Russian Federation. Everything else is infantry and old Soviet-style equipment.