The Russian military relies heavily on the railroad, which is over 33,000 km long, to deploy personnel to war. Most of the route runs through isolated areas, so it is difficult to protect the system from physical threats.
Recently, Russia reported an explosion on the railway in the village of Novozybkovo, about 15 km from the Russia-Belarus border. The Russian so-called anti-war group "Stop the Wagons" claimed responsibility for the explosion, the British Ministry of Defence tweeted.
The group's activities are only part of attacks on railways in Russia and Belarus. The British military believe that the Russian authorities will be increasingly concerned that even a small group of citizens were so opposed to military action that they resorted to physical sabotage.