Belarus and Ukraine approved the Demarcation plan for 2019, as the press office of the Belarusian Border Guard Committee reported.
“During the 20th session of the Joint the Belarusian-Ukrainian Demarcation Commission, which was held in January in Gomel, the parties have confirmed the results of the performance of the work on the state border between Belarus and Ukraine last year and approved the Demarcation plan for 2019,” the message says.
The Demarcation Commission will put the state border from the map to the area and to the exclusion zone of Chornobyl.
The total length of Ukraine-Belarus border is about 1,084 km. Following the Chornobyl disaster in 1986, a big portion of the border lays with the so-called Chornobyl Exclusion Zone (Ukrainian side) and Polesie State Radioecological Reserve (Belarusian side). The area does not have adequate infrastructure for border crossing which is conducted in the area under special authority due to contamination. The exclusion zone itself has own checkpoints.