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Attempt to break through Belarusian-Ukrainian border stopped

Society 20.03.2017 | 13:02

MINSK, 20 March (BelTA) – An attempt to break through the Belarusian-Ukrainian border was stopped near the border checkpoint Aleksandrovka, BelTA learned from Anton Bychkovsky, a spokesman for the State Border Committee of Belarus.

According to the source, at 01:45 on 20 March a Jeep car moving from Ukraine to Belarus battered through the gate arm, suffered mechanical damage caused by the vehicle stopping device, and moved on inside Belarus. Border service officers fired at the car to stop it.

At 01:55 a rapid response team of the State Border Committee of Belarus stopped the car using firearms in the immediate vicinity of the border checkpoint Aleksandrovka and the village of Gabrileyevka, Narovlya District, Gomel Oblast. Two persons were apprehended and are being identified. According to the available information, another unknown person may have been in the car, his or her whereabouts are yet unknown.

The car was found to contain a TT pistol and two loaded magazines and a device that looked like TNT and electric detonators.

Response and investigation actions are in progress.

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