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08 September 2020, 09:01

State Border Committee: Rodnenkov, Kravtsov, Kolesnikova tried to leave Belarus

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MINSK, 8 September (BelTA) – Members of the so-called Coordination Council Anton Rodnenkov, Ivan Kravtsov and Maria Kolesnikova have made an attempt to leave the territory of Belarus, the State Border Committee told BelTA.

“On 8 September at around 4:00 Anton Rodnenkov, Ivan Kravtsov and Maria Kolesnikova made an attempt to leave the territory of Belarus through the Aleksandrovka international road checkpoint at the Belarus-Ukraine border. Taking into consideration the peculiarities of the checkpoint infrastructure and the terrain of the checkpoint area, this part of the border is reinforced and additional units of border guards are stationed there,” Anton Bychkovsky, an official representative of the State Border Committee, informed. “Rodnenkov, Kravtsov and Kolesnikova passed the customs border control on a BMW car and headed for Ukraine. However, as they saw border guards, the car abruptly picked up speed, which posed a threat to the life of a border guard. Kolesnikova appeared outside the vehicle. In fact, she was pushed out of the vehicle that kept moving towards Ukraine,” Anton Bychkovsky added.

He went on saying that Rodnenkov and Kravtsov left the territory of Belarus, while Kolesnikova was detained.

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