Belarus has started building fortifications on the border with Ukraine
Defensive fortifications appeared on the Belarusian-Ukrainian border. According to “Belaruski Gajun”, “dragon teeth” – concrete anti-tank grooves – were spotted 10 km from Gomel.
In addition, near the place where the “teeth of the dragon” were formed, fortifications are probably being built, the newspaper notes. When leaving the village of Kalinino, they noticed special equipment.
At the same time, the Belarusian president called the information about Ukraine’s impending counteroffensive “disinformation”.
“From my point of view, there is no ‘counter-attack’ and there can’t be. It’s just crazy. One to five on the frontline to fight for equipment and manpower is just madness! No, we have to escalate, we have to deceive the Ukrainians in order to continue and drown us in this confrontation,” Lukashenko said during a meeting of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly Council (quoted from Belta).
“Dragon’s Teeth” have the shape of a square pyramid and are made of reinforced concrete. The height of one groove is from 90 to 120 cm. Such fortifications were widely used during World War II to stop the advance of enemy equipment and infantry.
On the Ukrainian front, they began to be actively used by Russian troops after the successful Ukrainian counter-offensive. In September, Wagner’s PMC mercenaries began building fortifications, RIA FAN informed. They were called the “Wagner Line”, which was to run east from the Russian-Ukrainian border to Kremenna, and then south to Svetlodarska. The CNN release stated that the length of the line could reach 217 km.
In addition, it was reported about the construction of Sergei Surovikin’s “line” on the left bank of the Dnieper, where Russian troops retreated after the surrender of Kherson. The construction of the “dragon’s teeth” was also reported by the governors of the districts bordering Ukraine, in particular the head of the Belgorod region, Vyacheslav Gładkov.