In the northern direction, the Ukrainian group covers borders with Belarus in case of a possible invasion of the RF Armed Forces. In this area, the balance of forces and means is in favor of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This was announced by the commander of the Joint Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Lieutenant General Sergey Naev.

He visited this area to check the readiness of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to repel a possible airborne assault from Russia.

“During the event, units of the Defense Forces worked out elements of countering enemy airborne landings in the area of ​​a critical infrastructure facility, inflicting fire damage with mortar batteries, encircling the enemy and completely destroying it with all available means,” the press service of Ukraine said in a statement.

Naev noted that the Sever operational command is in full control of the situation in its area of ​​responsibility. Defensive structures were created on the border, fields were mined, reserves were brought up. Naev suggests that if the Russian Armed Forces launch an offensive, the Ukrainian army will repel attacks on its positions, and will also be able to advance deep into Belarus.

Author Elvira Makhmutova

Elvira Makhmutova is a journalist, correspondent for the news service Pravda.Ru

Curator Alexander Artamonov

Alexander Artamonov – military observer, editor of the French version, host of reviews “Control shot” – on the channel of the Pravda.Ru media holding