MINSK, 10 June (BelTA) – Russia does not intend to reopen the land border with Belarus yet, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Belarus Yevgeny Lukyanov told journalists on 10 June, BelTA has learned.
According to the ambassador, the resumption of free crossing of the Belarusian-Russian border by land will depend on the epidemiological situation. Russia is still recording a considerable number of new coronavirus cases, which is why it is not planning to reopen the land border with Belarus in the near future. “Our further steps will depend on the epidemiological situation in Russia and Belarus,” Ambassador Yevgeny Lukyanov said. According to him, there are no plans to amend the Russian government's resolution that allows crossing the border by land only in certain cases.
The reopening of the Belarusian-Russian border was on the agenda of the recent meeting between the prime ministers of the two countries in Minsk, Ambassador Yevgeny Lukyanov added. Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin noted that a relevant document will be signed on approval from Russia's chief sanitary doctor. Ambassador Yevgeny Lukyanov also pointed out that the number of passenger trains between Belarus and Russia has increased.