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In small towns across Belarus, a daring alliance of “railway rebels” are waging a quiet war against Vladimir Putin’s invading army.
Under the cover of darkness, residents in crucial junction towns steal on to the nearby tracks and do whatever they can to stop Russian resupply trains from being able to pass through on the way to Ukraine.
Some place large logs on the railway sleepers and set fire to them. Others torch the electric relay cabinets – a crucial piece of equipment that controls traffic and can take weeks to repair.
These partisans choose their targets based on leaked intelligence from railway workers on their side; information such as the schedule of a military train carrying Russian weapons, but disguised as an ordinary shipment of glass. If these rebels have anything to do with it, the train will not reach the front line in Ukraine any time soon.