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Border guards on situation at state border with Belarus: Under control

Saturday, 24 December 2022, 15:26
Border guards on situation at state border with Belarus: Under control

The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine has not recorded any movement of military equipment or personnel to the Ukrainian border from Belarus.

Source: Andrii Demchenko, spokesperson for the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, during the national joint 24/7 newscast on 24 December

Quote: "Fortunately, the situation on the border with Belarus remains fully under control at the moment. We do not record any movement of equipment or military personnel to the other side of the border.


Of course, as it was mentioned earlier – and this has been going on for some time – Belarus has strengthened its border with our country. We have emphasised this repeatedly. They seem to see some kind of threat from our side. And those units that were deployed to strengthen the border remain, neither their number nor the nature of their actions changes."

Details: According to Demchenko, more attention of Ukraine is focused deep in the territory of Belarus, where there are joint exercises of units of the Republic of Belarus and Russia, sudden check of the Belarusian troops' combat readiness and everything like that.

Recently, Belarus has been constantly aggravating the situation in order to force Ukraine to keep a significant number of troops on this front.


At the same time, the Defence Forces of Ukraine monitor the situation and do everything to be ready for any threat.

Background: A motorised rifle battalion and two tank battalions have been assigned to move to areas bordering the state border of Ukraine,   said Lt Gen. Serhii Naiev, the commander of the Joint Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 

Background: Kyrylo Budanov, the Chief of Ukraine's Defence Intelligence, explained that Russians resort to the tactics of "merry-go-round" so as to keep Ukraine alarmed. He said that no intelligence data pointed out that there was any immediate threat coming from Belarus. 

On 24 December, Alexander Lukashenko, the self-styled president of Belarus,came to Russia with a working visit.  During it, he is supposed to participate in an informal meeting of leaders of the CIS member states, slated for 26-27 December in St Petersburg.

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