Ukraine's State Border Guard not to limit land traffic on border with Belarus

Source : 112 Ukraine

Restrictions only concern air connection with this country
18:48, 27 May 2021

State Border Guard Service of Ukraine

Ukraine's State Border Guard will not be imposing any restrictions on border crossing across the ground-based checkpoints with Belarus. The authority reported that as quoted by news agency. 

"No limitations are applied in checkpoints across the state border of Ukraine for automobile, railway, sea, pedestrian and river connection", reads the Border Guard's explanation.

The authority specified that only air connection with Belarus was ceased; the change took effect on May 26. Considering this circumstance, Ukraine's State Border Guard observed the increase of passengers' flow across the land border with Belarus.

Related: EASA recommends not to use air space of Belarus

As is known, Ukraine ceased the air traffic with Belarus on May 26, 2021, after the incident with Ryanair plane, which was on its way from Athens to Vilnius. Reporter Roman Pratasevich, the founder of NEXTA (opposition-supported Telegram channel) was aboard the aircraft. The plane was intercepted by a Belarusian fighter jet; the civilian vessel performed a forced landing in Minsk. Pratesevich was detained. The EU claimed that the Ryanair plane landed in Minsk airport because of the actions of the Belarusian fighter jet; Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary added that the forced landing was an "act of state-sponsored kidnapping".

Related: Ukraine warns of increased inflow of citizens across land border with Belarus



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