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Belarus begins building military town 50km from Ukraine

Belarus begins building military town 50km from Ukraine Illustrative photo (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

In the Homel district of Belarus, construction has commenced on a military town. Preliminarily, it will be situated approximately 50 kilometers away from the border with Ukraine, according to the monitoring group Belarusian Hajun.

According to the monitoring group, new evidence has emerged confirming the preparation for the construction of a military town in the Homel district for the Southern Operational Command.

As per their information, the military town will be built based on five abandoned children's camps located in the area near the village of Nova Buda in the Pryborska village council of the Homel district.

According to Google Maps data, in the vicinity of the former children's camp Halaktyka, there is an active recreation club called Korsar.

Indeed, in Homel, there is a club offering laser tag, paintball, and similar services. However, on November 6, a post appeared on the club's Instagram page discussing a change in the gaming area.

It was mentioned that the last game took place at the old location, and the club is undergoing a full reboot (likely referring to the search for a new gaming venue).

Previously, the monitoring group also reported on a tender for the felling of trees and shrubs, as well as the removal of construction waste from the site of the military town construction.

The situation in Belarus and at the border
According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the evening of December 11, in the area of responsibility of the operational-strategic grouping of forces North on the Volyn and Polissia directions, the operational situation remains unchanged.

There are no signs of the formation of advancing groups. Identified units of the Belarusian Armed Forces are performing tasks in border areas with Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Belarus has recently extended joint military exercises with the Russian Federation. These exercises will continue at least until December 18.