Russian rocket artillery spotted 150 km from Kiev

Against the background of the aggravation of relations between Ukraine and Russia, on January 17, 2022, a military technique from the Russian Federation to participate in joint Russian-Belarusian maneuvers, writes Michael Sheldon on the American blogging platform for social journalism Medium.

Railway trains and convoys with 220-mm BM-27 Uragan multiple launch rocket systems and other weapons were seen in the Belarusian cities of Minsk, Gomel and Rechitsa, the last two near the border with Ukraine. Additional equipment is expected to arrive within a week

- says the publication.

According to the DFRLab digital forensic research laboratory, BM-27 MLRS and 11 9T452 transport-loading vehicles, as well as other means of support, arrived in Gomel. DFRLab has been tracking the train since its departure from Lake Baikal in Russia's Eastern Military District.

Eyewitnesses from Gomel recorded how the train arrived at Novobelitskaya station. On the same day, it was documented how the same equipment was transported by road through Gomel to the Ukrainian border (only 30 kilometers from it along the highway to Chernihiv).

According to some reports, the equipment was taken from Gomel towards Rechitsa. This is confirmed by open photographs of a convoy of 19 military vehicles parked on the side of the 108-km M-10 highway connecting Gomel and Kalinkovichi, near the roundabout leading to Rechitsa.

Other reports claimed that the vehicles left Gomel in the direction of Khoiniki, along the border with Ukraine, 150 kilometers north of Kiev. The column also included logistical support, such as fuel trucks and other transport.

In addition, BM-27 MLRS and other related equipment were also seen at the railway station in Rechitsa. An analysis of open source data showed that two groups of rail cars were parked on separate unloading tracks on either side of the station.

The specified equipment left the station in a westerly direction, but it is not clear where exactly it went.
  • Photos used: DFRLab/OpenStreetMaps
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 20 January 2022 10: 16
    If a war starts, it can quickly end with the capture of Kiev. Moreover, all the Armed Forces of Ukraine are now on the Eastern Front.
  2. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 20 January 2022 11: 18
    What kind of "bad boys" are they shooting such pictures and distributing them all over the world, and the ensigns of these echelons removed the masking camouflage tarpaulin from the missiles for their own needs in their dachas?
    Apparently, these "amateur photographers" know something more than in our General Staff.
    1. boriz Offline boriz
      boriz (boriz) 21 January 2022 02: 13
      If the camouflage is removed, then someone needs it ...
      In the spring of last year, both ours and, especially, non-brothers also carried equipment without a tarpaulin. During the day, slowly, with stops at the stations, to the east. At night, quickly and efficiently, to the west.
  3. Oleg Gorshkov Offline Oleg Gorshkov
    Oleg Gorshkov (Oleg Gorshkov) 20 January 2022 22: 02
    It is they who have not yet discovered Moscow, 750 km from Kiev, so they can do it!
  4. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 22 January 2022 13: 28
    An information war in its purest form. How thickly they hint: If anything, it will be instantly and very painful. And most likely not even to them, but to their masters.