Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko said on Thursday that Belarus had been forced to close its border with neighbours Poland and Lithuania, and also to strengthen its border controls with neighbouring Ukraine, APA reports quoting Reuters.
Polish government spokesman Piotr Muller said in a text message that Poland did not have any confirmation that the border had really been closed.
Poland’s foreign ministry told state run news agency PAP that the border was operating as normal at the moment, according to information from the Polish border guard.
Lithuanian border guard chief Rustamas Liubajevas said the border there was also operating as usual. He said the Belarusian border guard told him they had not received any orders on border restrictions. Lithuania was seeking more information, Liubajevas said.