Video footage of explosions at Belarus’ Ziabrauka airfield allegedly contradicts official version

Video footage of explosions at Belarus' Ziabrauka airfield allegedly contradicts official version Credit: Pe3k/Shutterstock.com

New video footage of the explosions that occurred at Belarus’ Ziabrauka airfield appear to contradict the official version of events.

Update 12.44.pm (August 11) “Video of one of the flashes near Ziabrauka airfield, filmed at a distance of about 20-25 km. from the airfield.
It shows a large flash, which doesn’t look like an “engine fire.”

“We remind that a group of the Russian Armed Forces with an impressive amount of equipment is stationed at Ziabrauka airfield: about 10 units of S-400 Triumf systems, two units of Pantsir systems, and Iskander systems. In addition, there are also tanks and BMPs digged.”

“Based on all available data, we have several versions of what happened:

“1. Night trainings of Air Force and Air Defense Forces with shooting were held (however, the Ministry of Defense of Belarus didn’t tell about it and they don’t train with shooting over settlements).”

 

“2. The airfield could have been attacked, and SAM systems deployed there could have been destroyed.”

“3. Shooting down of UAV using air defense systems was practiced (but again, why is the Defense Ministry silent about it).”

“4. Aircraft compressor stall. But there are no aircraft at Ziabrauka airfield that could have had such an effect, and the effect with helicopters is almost unnoticeable.”

Original 9.54.am (August 11)  Belarus’ Ministry of Defense has claimed that the explosions reported in Ziabrauka, Homel, were actually due to a military vehicle catching fire and not a missile attack from Ukraine, as reported on Thursday, August 11.

Explosions initially thought to be a missile attack from Ukraine were reported coming from Belarus’ Ziabrauka airfield near Homel, on Wednesday, August 10:

“8 large explosions reported from Ziabrauka airfield near Homel in Belarus.”

“Lots of Russian military gear is stationed there & the Russians often launch attack against Ukraine from Ziabrauka.”

“Ukraine might have counterattacked Belarusian territory for the first time.”

Since then the Ministry of Defence of Belarus has denied the claims:

“In connection with the appeals coming to the Ministry of Defence about the explosions in the area of Zyabrovka, Gomel region, we inform that on August 10 at about 23:00, during the control run of one of the vehicles after the engine replacement was carried out, it caught fire. The personnel took timely measures to extinguish the fire. There were no casualties,” the press service of the Defence Ministry stated.

The Belarusian Hajun project gave a different version of events:

“The official version of the explosions and flashes in Ziabrauka last night is engine fire.
This morning, the press service of the Ministry of Defense commented on the explosions and flashes near Ziabrauka airfield (Gomel district), which were reported during the night.”

“According to the official version, on August 10, at around 23:00, during the testing run of one of the vehicles after the engine change, it caught fire. The personnel took timely measures to extinguish the fire. There were no casualties.”

“It should be noted that the reports of at least 8 flashes started coming at 00:30 on August 11. At the same time, the Ministry of Defense of Belarus reports that the “incident” occurred at around 23:00 on August 10.”

“Also, pro-governmental telegram channels at night reported that everything was okay at the airfield, nothing extraordinary was happening.”

The news follows Belarus’ Armed Forces sharing footage of the 231st Artillery Brigade carrying out military exercises, as tensions with Ukraine escalate, as reported on Wednesday, August 10.


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