According to reports, a Russian multi-role fire control radar was destroyed on the Zyabrovka air base in Belarus near Homel, which is located about 30 kilometres from the Ukrainian border.
According to our source, on the evening of August 11, a massive explosion at the Zyabrovka air base resulted in the destruction of the Russian 92N6 fire control and engagement radar, also known by NATO as Grave Stone. There are numerous Russian military aircraft and vehicles stationed there, including the S-400 and Pantsir S1 air defence systems. The Russians frequently utilise this facility to launch attacks against Ukraine from Ziabrauka.
On August 11, witnesses were cited by the Belaruski Hayun and Flagshtok Telegram channels as reporting that at least eight explosions were heard and flashes were observed overnight close to the Zyabrauka military airfield in the country’s southeast of Homel. About 30 kilometres separate the base from the Ukrainian border.
According to a statement from the Belarusian Defense Ministry, a military vehicle’s engine caught fire at 11 p.m. on August 10 and “measures to extinguish the fire were undertaken,” adding that no one was hurt.
The blasts at the Russian airbase in the seized Ukrainian territory of Crimea that left at least nine Russian military planes damaged before the incident. Kiev has not formally accepted blame for the assault. The Saky base in Crimea was not assaulted, according to the Russian Defense Ministry, which also attributed the explosions to “a violation of fire-safety rules.”
According to Ukrainian sources, the Russian Air Force has been operating out of the Zyabrauka airfield in Belarus throughout Moscow’s continuing, unjustified conflict with Ukraine, which began in February. The military said last month that Russia had stationed Iskander-M and S-400 mobile missile systems near the airport in Belarus and was planning to use them to attack Ukraine.
The Belarusian air force’s military training exercises, which began on August 9, end on August 11. The second part of the drills will take place on August 22–25 at the Ashuluk military training site in southwest Russia, close to the border with Kazakhstan, according to Belarusian officials’ announcement this week.