Rail guerrillas in Russia bomb railway section to Belarus

Photo: Twitter. Tim White

A railway section near Novozybkov, close to the Russian borders with Belarus and Ukraine was damaged by the deployment of explosive devices. The damaged tracks are part of an important line connecting Bryansk, in Russia, with Gomel, in Belarus.

No casualties were reported, and the attack was claimed by Russian anti-war movement Stop The Wagons. “The results of this small explosive sabotage will have to be eliminated with a complete re-laying of the rails. And that’s great,” said the group on Telegram.

The Stop The Wagons movement

The movement specialises in strategic attacks on the Russian rail infrastructure to prevent the transport of equipment, fuel, ammunition, and other war supplies. The movement took responsibility for various incidents so far, including the one in the Amur Oblast on the Trans-Siberian Railway in June.

Author: Marco Raimondi

Marco Raimondi is an editor of RailFreight.com, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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