Russia Deployed its S-400 Battalion in Belarus

Russia Deployed its S-400 Battalion in Belarus

Russian state-owned news agency TASS stated that a Russian battalion of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems is deployed in the Brest region in south-western Belarus. “A battalion of S-400 ‘Triumf’ surface-to-air missile systems of the Eastern Military District’s Air Force and Air Defence Army involved in an inspection of the Union State’s Response Force has arrived at the training ground in the Brest region in the Republic of Belarus,” the ministry said in a statement.


The Russia-Belarus Union State’s Response Force inspection will run in two stages. At the first stage before February 9, the Russian and Belarusian militaries will practice deploying troops and creating task forces in dangerous directions on the territory of Belarus within a short time.

During this stage, the troops will practice protecting and defending vital state and military facilities, protecting the state border in the airspace, and checking the preparedness and capability of air defence quick reaction alert forces to accomplish the tasks of shielding vital facilities.

Russia Deployed its S-400 Battalion in Belarus


At the second stage of the inspection that will run on February 10-20, the Union Resolve 2022 joint drills will be held. The troops will practise fighting and repelling external aggression, countering terrorism, and protecting the interests of the Union State.


As the Russian Defence Ministry reported, during the joint drills, the troops will practice reinforcing the state border in potential areas of the illegal penetration of armed gangs into the territory of Belarus and shutting down channels of the supply of arms, munitions and other means that can be used for destabilizing the situation in the country, eliminating outlawed armed gangs and enemy subversive and reconnaissance groups.

The troops will practice their joint operations at the Domanovsky, Obuz-Lesnovsky, Gozhsky, Brestsky, and Osipovichsky training grounds. The Baranovichi, Lida, Luninets, and Machulishchi airfields will also be involved in the drills.