Initially, it seems, Soviet political and military command didn't realise the possibilities the Gate created, as the contact with the local partisan units wasn't established until the March 1942. But after realising those, and aiming for the overall inclusion of the partisan movement in the overall strategy, and for the disruption of the German rear in course of the anticipated German 1942 offensive, a resolution had been made, supposedly in the course of March 1942, to create a steady logistical and personnel support for the partisan movement and to maintain centralised coordination of its activities. Initially, the North-Western Operational Group was created by the Belarusian Communist Party (1942-03-20), liaisoning with HQ's of the Kalinin front and 3rd and 4th Soviet strike armies. Later, the Headquarters of the Partisan Movement under Ponomarenko was created (1942-05-30), with territorial Headquarters (Belarusian under Pyotr Kalinin) subsequently created in September 1942.
Generally, in the 1942 the partisan numbers grew fast, much helped by the significant influx of the cadre personnel (commanding, political, organisational, specialist) and war material through the Vitsyebsk Gate. Several thousand trained cadre was sent to Belarus, with most of them being native Belarusians, intentionally. Anticipating the closure of the Gate, specialists in building of the airstrips were sent to Belarus, and almost 50 covert airstrips and many airdrop sites were built in the course of the war, facilitating the subsequent logistical support of the partisan movement from the "Mainland" ("Большая земля"). Tens thousand of firearms, thousands of MGs, tens millions of cartridges, hundreds of tons of explosives, millions of copies of Soviet newspapers and other propaganda material were provided through the Gate. About 150 radiostations were moved into Belarus through the Gate in April-September 1942. Material and personnel entering through the Gate into the Vitsyebsk land were subsequently re-routed to the other regions of Belarus according to the instructions issued from the HQ.