Today, December 29, Belarusian border guards detained a 29-year-old Italian citizen in Naroulia District for attempting to cross the Ukrainian-Belarusian border, reports the State Border Committee of Belarus.
It is noted that the man went for it on purpose to make extreme tourism.
‘Yet in March, he studied the border terrain of the Ukrainian exclusion zone in advance. Finally, the foreigner decided to take a chance and see what he is capable of by violating the border. Just like the last time, his friend gave him a lift to the secured territory from Kyiv, then the man went in the direction of Belarus using a navigation app on his mobile phone,’ reads the message.
After crossing the border the man planned to take a taxi to Minsk.
As we reported, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister of Moldova Pavel Filip held a phone conversation, during which they discussed the perspective of expanding of the joint border and customs control in some checkpoint at the Ukrainian-Moldovan state border.
The interlocutors drew special attention to enhancing security in the region and cooperation of Ukraine and Moldova within the framework of international organizations.