Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania find out real reasons for closure of Belarusian borders

Source : 112 Ukraine

If it turns out that the reasons were political, Kyiv, Warsaw and Vilnius will react, Ukraine's Foreign Minister says
22:01, 31 October 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, together with colleagues from Poland and Lithuania, is investigating the real reason for the closure of the borders by Belarus. This was announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba on the air of Freedom of Speech show, reports RBC Ukraine.

"They did not close it (the border. - 112 International) with Russia. We are now consulting with Poland and Lithuania. If it turns out that the reason was not Covid, but big politics, we will react. We are now looking into this decision," Kuleba said.

The Minister recalled that Belarus announced closure of the border with three neighboring countries - Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania. In Minsk, the official reason for this decision was referred to "the current epidemic situation in neighboring countries."

Related: Lithuanian MFA hands protest note to Ambassador of Belarus in connection with closure of border

On October 29 it was reported that Belarus restricts entry into its territory through ground checkpoints for certain categories of individuals from Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine.

The restrictions do not apply to employees of diplomatic missions and consular offices documented by diplomatic and service passports, drivers of vehicles intended for international road transport, members of train and locomotive brigades of international railway traffic.

Later, it became known that dozens of citizens of this country had gathered on the border with Belarus - the border guards did not let them go home.

Related: Belarus bans entry to foreigners from November 1

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