The defense Ministry has declassified documents about the liberation of Minsk

PHOTO : Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation


Exactly 75 years ago, on 3 July 1944 the Red army liberated Minsk from the Wehrmacht. A huge role played in this offensive operation “Bagration”. Today, the Russian defense Ministry published declassified materials about the events, reports channel “MIR 24”.

Newspapers, directives, reports, orders, documents about the unique barrage and massive air strikes on key fortified positions of the enemy – information about Minsk operation, which resulted in the release of Minsk before the set deadline.

During the occupation in the capital of Belarus and the surrounding area have killed more than 400 thousand people. Was destroyed 80% of homes and almost all industrial enterprises and institutions of science and culture.