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Belarusian border guard unaware of international border checkpoint at Russian border

Society 15.11.2018 | 13:47

MINSK, 15 November (BelTA) – The State Border Committee of Belarus has received no official information about the establishment of an international border checkpoint for foreign citizens in the town of Krasnaya Gorka at Belarus' border with Russia's Smolensk Oblast, BelTA learned from the committee's spokesman Anton Bychkovsky.

The spokesman said: “Officially via channels established as part of cooperation between the Belarusian and Russian border services the State Border Committee has received no information that an international border crossing has been opened in Krasnaya Gorka. We cannot comment on decisions, which have not been made.”

The organization of an international border crossing for foreign citizens in the town of Krasnaya Gorka at the border of Smolensk Oblast and the Republic of Belarus was discussed on 14 November as Smolensk Oblast Governor Aleksei Ostrovsky met with Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev.

Earlier BelTA quoted State Secretary of the Union State of Belarus and Russia Grigory Rapota as saying that the work on the mutual visa recognition agreement is nearing completion. The Belarusian and Russian ministries of foreign affairs are hard at work.

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