Lukashenko accused Russia of violating international treaties


President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has accused Russia of violating international treaties in connection with the decision on establishment of the border zone. He stated this at a meeting with members of the public and journalists, reports “Interfax”.

“There are international treaties and agreements, and one Minister, even if strong, feasby and so on, one stroke of the pen put an end to all the arrangements, issuing his order,” — said the President of Belarus.

However, as BelTA informs, Lukashenka noted that Belarus in turn has not violated any Treaty with Russia.

Wednesday, February 1, on the official portal of legal information was published three orders signed by the head of FSB of Russia Alexander Bortnikov, which showed that on the border with Belarus, in the Pskov, Smolensk and Bryansk regions will be created in the border zone.

The document emphasizes that the decision to restore border zone was made to create “the necessary conditions for the protection” of the Russian state border and carrying out activities on “prevention of offences”. The orders come into force on 7 February.

In the center of public relations of FSB has declared that yet will not comment on claims by Lukashenko.

On the eve of the foreign Ministry of Belarus said that Russia has accepted the decision about establishment of the border zone without prior notification, and this goes against the agreements concluded between States.

9 January in Minsk said that since February in Belarus is beginning to act a visa-free regime for citizens of 80 countries, including the European Union and the United States. Belarusian emphasized that the new procedure will apply only to foreign tourists arriving for a period of not more than five days, and will not apply to persons arriving by air from Russia or intending to take off in Russian airports.

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