The unambiguous priority in the recruitment of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus with conscripts was given to the MTR.
Following the results of the autumn conscription in Belarus, most of the conscripts were sent to the MTR, the main strike force of the country’s Armed Forces.
According to the monitoring group “Belarusian Gayun”, according to official statements, the country’s Ministry of Defense was going to recruit about 10,000 conscripts. On November 19, in all units and formations of the armed forces, internal and border troops, thousands of called-up “conscripts” were sworn in.
According to information from open sources, which was studied by journalists, the oath was taken by:
- 1,500 servicemen in all parts of the internal troops;
- 1,500 military personnel in the border troops;
- 2000-2100 military personnel in the 72nd joint training center for the training of warrant officers and junior specialists;
- about 600 people in the mechanized brigades of the Ground Forces (they are the main combat formations);
- about 540 people in parts of the Air Force and Air Defense Forces;
- more than 1,200 people in parts of the special operations forces (SOF).
The “BG” drew attention to the fact that the unambiguous priority in the recruitment of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus with conscripts was given to the MTR.
“An average of over 400 conscripts were sent to each of the 3 brigades. This is a stable trend: the largest number of conscripts are sent to the MTR brigades from year to year (compared to other military units). Compared to them, there are significantly fewer The 4 mechanized brigades of the Ground Forces look complete, in total, two times fewer conscripts were sent to them than to the MTR brigades,” the journalists say.
Also, BG notes that the bulk of conscripts are “smeared” over a large number of military units, which are mainly recruited according to peacetime states.
Journalists point out that as a result of the draft, there are doubts that Belarus is forming a new operational command in the southern direction, the creation of which was announced in May.
“With so many conscripts called up for service, the formation of a new operational command of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus (Southern) announced at the end of May is a big question. there is no operational command,” the authors note.
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