MINSK, 2 July (BelTA) – The State Border Committee of Belarus has been ordered to completely close off the border with Ukraine. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement at a solemn assembly held on 2 July in anticipation of Independence Day, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “I am astounded by the amount of weapons being smuggled from Ukraine to Belarus. I mentioned it last year. Many didn't believe me. This is why I've instructed the border guard to fully close off the border with Ukraine.”
According to the president, only civilians will be able to enter Belarus. “We will not take all the others as prisoners,” he warned.