Ukrainian Border Guards report how many Russian troops are deployed in Belarus.
Serhii Deineko, the Head of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, has reported that currently, Russia has deployed a group of 10,200 troops in Belarus and that this number is not enough for an attack on Ukraine.
As Serhii Deineko states, the Defence Intelligence, the State Border Guard Service, and the operative-investigative units monitor the situation on the territory of Belarus every day. They are also helped by "unofficial assistants." They all report that the Russians have no "real opportunities" for an offensive.
Ukraine’s air defenses have shot down over 420 missiles and 430 drones since September.
Since 11 September, Ukrainian air defense forces have shot down more than 420 Russian missiles and 430 kamikaze drones.
Yurii Ihnat, the spokesperson for the Air Force Command of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, reported: "Everyone took the date of 10 October, the first massive attack [on the energy infrastructure of Ukraine – ed.], as the beginning of the countdown of attacks on the energy infrastructure. However, Russians hit the Kharkiv thermal power station on 11 September. It was this date when the terrorists attacked the Twin Towers [in 2001 in New York – ed.], the same way they [Russians – ed.] also began to attack our critical infrastructure.
Since then, more than 420 missiles and 430 kamikaze drones have been shot down by Air Defence. However, a more significant number was used to attack."
Shoigu deploys his Private Military Company, which competes with Wagner Group, to war against Ukraine.
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu’s Patriot Private Military Company (PMC), which is competing with Yevgeny Prigozhin’s Wagner PMC, has been spotted near Vuhledar in Donetsk Oblast.
Serhii Cherevatyi, the spokesman for the Eastern grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, shared the information:
"In particular, in the area of Stepne on the Vuhledar front, we have noticed that in addition to Wagner PMC, Patriot PMC, affiliated with the current Russian Defence Minister Shoigu, has appeared. They are pulling up all combat capabilities to achieve at least some results."
Cherevatyi, commenting on rumors of a conflict between Yevgeny Prigozhin’s Wagner PMC and Sergei Shoigu’s Patriot PMC, has called them competitive. At the same time, they are in different "theatres of war." In his opinion, there is no direct interaction between them.
Earlier: In November, the Ukrainian Resistance reported that Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of the Wagner PMC, is strengthening his position in Russia and wants to punish Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu for the defeats of the Russian forces on the battlefield in Ukraine. The National Resistance Center reports that Prigozhin blames Shoigu and Valery Gerasimov, the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, for the failures on the front.