Belarusian authorities have confirmed that the missing Pavlo Gryb, 19-year-old Ukrainian, crossed the country’s border on August 24. Anton Bychkovskiy, the official spokesman of Belarusian State Border Committee reported that as quoted by BelTA, the state-run news agency.
‘The citizen actually crossed the state border of the Republic of Belarus via Novaya Guta checkpoint on August 24; no law infringements were reported’, he said.
Previously, the Belarusian government did not confirm whether the Ukrainian crossed the border; Ukrainian foreign ministry sent their Belarusian counterparts a protest note due to the incident.
Earlier, officer of the Border Guard Service of Ukraine Igor Gryb published at Facebook that his son 19-years old Pavlo Gryb got lost in Belarus on August 24. His son went to Gomel to meet a girl with whom he got acquainted and communicated in the social networks.
He supposed that 'the Russian FSB lured out Pavlo to Gomel under the pretense of the meeting with a girl and then detained him'.
Igor Gryb noted that his son has the permanent disability and he should take maintenance medications and the absence of them will lead to the permanent consequences.