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Italian tourist illegally crosses Ukrainian-Belarusian border

Source : 112 Ukraine

He violated the border on purpose
20:08, 28 December 2018
State Border Guard Service of Ukraine

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.

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‘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.  

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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.

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