Russia introduced border area with Belarus without warning


The foreign Ministry of Belarus said that Russia has accepted the decision about establishment of the border zone on the border with Belarus without notice. The head of the foreign Ministry Maria Vanshina told BelTA edition.

“At this stage I would like to highlight two important aspects. First, contrary to all the existing agreements governing the protection of the state borders of the two countries and their intersection, the Russian side took the decision on the establishment of the border zone on the border with Belarus without notice,” she said.

According to her “many have the impression that these actions lead to the restoration of full control on the Belarusian-Russian border.” Vanshina said that this is contrary to the agreements of both countries. The representative of the Belarusian foreign Ministry noted that the initiative did not come from the Republic.

On the introduction of border controls along the border with Belarus to Bryansk, Smolensk and Pskov regions became known on February 1.

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