2022 rail war in Russia

Part of the 2022 Belarusian and Russian partisan movement
2022 rail war in Russia
Part of the 2022 Belarusian and Russian partisan movement
Date24 February 2022 (2022-02-24) – present
Caused byRussian invasion of Ukraine
Methods
  • Rail sabotage
StatusOngoing
Parties to the civil conflict

Russian opposition

Belarusian opposition

  • Busly liaciać[3]

Supported by:

  • Congress of People's Deputies[4]

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  • Russian Railways Logo.svg RZhD
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The rail war began in different regions of Russia in the spring of 2022 after a similar rail war in Belarus.[5][6][7][8]

According to The Insider, at least 63 freight trains derailed in Russia between March and June 2022. This is almost one and a half times more than in the same period last year.[9]

Organizations

Responsibility for the "rail war" was assumed by representatives of the "Combat Organization of Anarcho-Communists". In particular, they delayed the arrival of trains to the military unit in the Vladimir Oblast, where the arsenal of the main missile and artillery department of the Russian Defense Ministry is located.[10]

In the spring, the "Stop the Wagons" movement was created, which is engaged in sabotage on railways in many regions of Russia.

Also, the Belarusian organization "Busly Lyatsyats" took responsibility for some of the partisan actions carried out on the infrastructure of the Russian Railways.[3]

Actions

On 26 April, an inert mine was discovered along a railway track in Bryansk.[11]

On 1 May, in Kursk Oblast, a bridge on the Sudzha—Sosnovy Bor [ru] railway collapsed. The governor declared it an act of sabotage. A criminal investigation was launched.[12]

Authorities reaction

On the first day of the war, February 24, the Ministry of Transport ordered to increase the level of security on the railways in the southern regions. And in April, Ukraine's Main Intelligence Directorate released a telegram urging the heads of certain railroad sections in the Rostov and Krasnodar regions to cooperate with the FSB and the police to ensure railroad security.[9]

In June, RZhD-Partner magazine wrote, citing Goszheldornadzor, that more than 55% of freight train accidents in the past four months were related to the state of the railway tracks. At the same time, the FSB at least once reported on the detention of people who allegedly prepared acts of sabotage at a “transport infrastructure facility” in the Belgorod Region.[13]

See also

References

  1. ^ "«Рельсовые диверсанты» сообщили о сходе поезда в Твери". Archived from the original on 2022-07-14. Retrieved 2022-07-16.
  2. ^ "Этот поезд в огне: как российские партизаны поджигают военкоматы и пускают поезда под откос" [This train is on fire: how Russian partisans set fire to military enlistment offices and derail trains]. The Insider (in Russian). Retrieved 2022-08-26.
  3. ^ a b Гребеняк, Владимир (2022-05-06). "В россии началась рельсовая война - Волнорез" (in Russian). Retrieved 2022-08-27.
  4. ^ "Акт о Движении Сопротивления - 1-й Съезд Народных Депутатов" (in Russian). 2022-11-07. Retrieved 2022-11-24.
  5. ^ "Рельсовая война разворачивается и на территории России: успешные диверсии произошли в 4 областях". 24 Канал (in Russian). Retrieved 2022-08-27.
  6. ^ "«Рельсовая война» перекинулась из Беларуси на территорию россии". Флот 2017 (in Russian). 2022-05-06. Retrieved 2022-08-27.
  7. ^ bigmir)net, Новости (2022-04-15). ""Рельсовая война" в РФ: партизаны провели успешные акции в 4 областях". Новости bigmir)net (in Russian). Retrieved 2022-08-27.
  8. ^ "В Курской области неизвестные повредили ж/д полотно - СМИ". www.nakanune.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2022-08-27.
  9. ^ a b "Этот поезд в огне: как российские партизаны поджигают военкоматы и пускают поезда под откос". The Insider (in Russian). Retrieved 2022-08-27.
  10. ^ "В России началась рельсовая война - СМИ". korrespondent.net (in Russian). Retrieved 2022-08-27.
  11. ^ Dominic Culverwell and Theo Normanton (2022-04-29). "Russia on fire: Is Ukraine giving Moscow a taste of its own medicine?". BNE Intellinews. Retrieved 2022-04-29.
  12. ^ "Russian Railroad Bridge Near Ukraine Border Partially Collapses". RFE/RL. 1 May 2022. Retrieved 13 May 2022.
  13. ^ "В России, как и в Беларуси, появились «рельсовые партизаны» Они устраивают диверсии на железной дороге (а еще поджигают военкоматы), чтобы приблизить конец войны. The Insider с ними поговорил". Meduza (in Russian). Retrieved 2022-08-27.
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