Belarusian President: "Belarus' border with Ukraine should be reliably protected"

Aleksandr Lukashenko, Belarusian President

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# 21 January 2022 14:29 (UTC +04:00)

Belarus' border with Ukraine should be reliably protected, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a meeting in Luninets to discuss efforts to strengthen Belarus' military security on 21 January, APA reports citing BelTA.

“Belarus and Ukraine have almost 1,500 km of common border, which is pretty long. We should not just wait and see what is happening on this border, we should take every effort to protect it,” the Belarusian leader stressed.

"Some ten years ago no one would ever think that we might need to send military units and a whole group of forces to protect our southern border. Ukraine's current political leadership, being under external control, sometimes behaves unpredictably," Lukashenko added.