Embassy in Belarus on crossing the Ukrainian border with Russia. Only the aircraft

Embassy of Ukraine in Belarus notes that the Ukrainian citizens to refrain from trips crossing the Belarusian-Russian state border, except for the intersection of air transport.

Embassy of Ukraine in Belarus recommends Ukrainian citizens to cross the Belarusian-Russian border only by air transport.

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This is stated in the press service of the Embassy.

“Russia, citing the lack of checkpoints through the Russian-Belarusian border, has banned his crossing of third country nationals, except for citizens of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus, including members of the diplomatic and administrative-technical personnel of diplomatic missions, consular posts and representative offices of international organizations,” — said the Embassy.

The Russian foreign Ministry announced that from may 15, 2017, the Russian side carries out border control of aircraft arriving in the Russian Federation from the territory of the Republic of Belarus, as well as returning in the opposite direction. In this regard, all citizens of third countries, including members of the diplomatic and administrative-technical personnel of diplomatic missions, consular posts and representative offices of international organizations are recommended for travel on the specified route to use air transport.

According to the foreign Ministry of Belarus, given the fact that between the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation do not exist the agreements about border crossings, the decision on the establishment of checkpoints on the Belarusian-Russian section of the state boundary were not accepted, the control on the state border the Border service of the Republic of Belarus is not carried out.

“In this regard, the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Belarus recommends Ukrainian citizens to refrain from trips crossing the Belarusian-Russian state border, except for the intersection of air transport. Again we pay attention of citizens to the existing danger when planning trips to the Russian Federation aggression against Ukraine, which continues in 2014”, — reports a press-service.

Recall that the strategic exercises “Zapad-2017” was held on 14-20 September on the territory of Belarus, as well as on three sites of Russia. The total number of personnel who participated in the exercise, more than 12 thousand people. In addition, maneuvers were involved in about 70 aircraft and helicopters, and 680 pieces of equipment, including about 250 tanks, 200 guns, rocket systems of volley fire and mortars, and up to ten warships.