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Approved For Release 2006/03/17 :(;I41-RDP82-00457R007400610012-4 CLASSIFICATION CEN UL 0 NCY REPORT NO. INFORMATION REPORT COUNTRY U} : S ((Belorussian Sz-40 25X1SUBJECT Border For. tificatjons at Brest-Litovsk. NOT CIRNif AT' 5X1 SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. lti . system of concrete gun eriplacerients and concrete infantry shelters, echeloned up to a depth of ~ to 1 km.,were observed alon ? the eastern bank of the Lur River, south of the former fortress. Troops were stationed in the defensive system.:o1 concrete emplacements and pillboxes were seen east of the tug liver, in the triangle form .d bar the railroad line, the rivor, and the old fortress. 2. ?.han the train approached the border, the doors of the cars occupied by IP,4s were locked and security measures increased,; The folloviinr, obstacles and inatallatir,newere seen along the eastern bank of the ..up Diver (from East to ..est) Line of trip-tiro ontanglorlents, about 8 to 10 meters wide Two barbod-.hire fences, about 5 to 6 meters apart ..arshy str?in, about 10 meters wide otrii (,uarded by sentries, about 80 meters wide :oard fonee with watchtowers with machine runs and searchlights on top, The watchtowers were located 100 to 150 meters apart. 3. Four small and two large concrete emplacements, surrounded by protective earth mounds, !vere in the area north of the railroad line, about 800 meters east of the Lur* itiver, .. '4ultiple-belt entan?lorients wore in front of the emplacements. .,ore earth walls were seen farther to the north, MSSIf:ICATION 25X1 CD NO. #25 1 DATE DISTR. i Feb, l!?f,~ NO. OF PAGES ', NO. OF ENCLS. Approved For Release 2006/03/17 : CIA-RDP82-00457R007400610012-4 SEE REVERSE FOR DECLASSIFICATION ACTION ' 012-4 25X1 : CIRDPQ2 ~_r- .57RO 7 -==619 e Bas 1_ _.. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY 5X1 A ,YatchtoGwers occupied by puerds were alone the eastern bank pf the 1uf- giver, to the north and south of the railroad line., 4m The bridgehead southwest of the railroad bridge, an area about l km wide and. 700 meters deep, was surrounded by a 2-meter board fence, Another f ooden fence hens in the area alone the eastern bank of the river, on both sides of the railroad line In that area construction work w;ns done at four or five sites (covered with board roofing). :several lines of barbed-wire fences were observed some hundred teeters east of the river. Four or five concrete emplacerients, sur- rounded by barbed-wire entanplenents, were north of the rail- road line, about 1,000 meters east of the river? :soldiers, wearinfe Breen caps, practiced rifle and machine gun 25X1kine near the e rlplacemont s0 V or,anient as aerardinr- the installations observed in the area of the railroad bride a across the Lup hiver at 41'rest Litovsk, distinction. must be made between: (1) i~ortifications of the joviet border fortification line alonf the eastern bank of the Lug hiver, (2) Installations on both river banks for the purpose of protecting and Cuardine the important railroad bridge b. (1) The core of the .soviet .bonier fortification line is a system of infantry Diliboxes and gun e"iplace menta, probably mostly concrete, which are echeloned in depth up to 1,000 meters., They are rrotected by multiple-belt entangle 4ents and barbed- wire entanr'lorientso one emplaccr nts observed near the bride were presumably occupied by the bridf'e ?uard detachrien.ts (JVD trr?ops with rreen caps). (2) The installations which serve merely for guarding the bridge, as were observed near the bridrMe and, poesibllr, within the fortified system, have no defensive value. ouch installations, as .-wooden or wire fences, watchtowers with machine runs, search ._ lights and sentries, are to prevent unauthorized persons from approaching the bridge or perfox it sabotage. Qn the western bank (Polish territolly) the bridge is protected by some kind of a bridgehead which, extending to the southwest, is surrounded by a 2-meter board fence. iqo fortified installations are re- rorted to be in th3 fenced-in area. This and the reported d it oris ions of the bridgehead indicate that this b ridgehead u too, is not hart of the border fortification and has no tactical irr-ortance, but is sorely to protect the brid~ea 0.- 01,14\10:1 Approved For Release 2006/03/17 : CIA-RDP82-00457R007400610012-4