Belarus had been divided like much of the Soviet Union between Resistance and the Soviet Government. Belarus' Eastern and Southern Reaches were controlled by the Soviets, while the Resistance, controlled the Rest. In the Middle, was Minsk, controlled by the Soviets with the Resistance advancing toward it.
On September 21, 1993, the battle began when a Soviet soldier shot one of the Resistance members, causing them to storm into the city and begin their campaign.
Near the border, Soviet forces engaged Resistance forces for control over the "Russian-Occupied Sectors" of Belarus. One of the Russian Generals ordered tanks to stop Soviet advances by bombing one of their air bases in the central half of the country.
By September 28, the battle had become a stalemate, countless lives were now taken and as a result, the tide had to change. Gennaday Yanyev ordered the Soviet Air Force began a bombing of the City. Much of the key landmarks were destroyed, and forcing people out of the city, some joining the Resistance.
Russian MiG's controlled by the Resistance, began hitting the targets and took down much of the air force, The Air Campaign executed by the Soviets allowed their ground forces to push through the defenses and reclaim most of the country.
In the damaged streets of Minsk, tanks began firing at each other and soldiers fought each other viciously. Boris Yeltsin feared that a victory would cost the allies deeply and plunge them into chaos.
The Soviets launched a second round of air strikes to stop the advancing Resistance forces. The battle shifted toward Latvia and Lithuania.
One of the border cities was the first to fall to Soviet forces. As the Soviet Army met, the eastern half of the country was still in battle. The Soviets had a new strategy, block the Resistance and prevent them from advancing or leaving. The air force bombed Resistance bases and strongholds, forcing them to flee to Moscow