In the border regions of Belarus assessed the effects of the introduction of the border zone

At the customs checkpoint “Red” on the border with Belarus

Introduction the border zone with Belarus will not affect the life of the inhabitants of bordering areas, says Deputy Governor of the Bryansk region Sergey Sergeev. His words leads TASS on Thursday, February 2.

“We do not expect problems either for citizens or for businesses,” said he, adding that currently “actively rascherchivayut of land in border areas to give them in agriculture”.

The head of the Usvyaty district, Pskov region Viktor Ivaschenko considers that the border regime does not infringe the rights of Russians and Belarusians. “Placed on the passport of the citizen of Russia, going to Belarus. If there is a Belarusian numbers on the machine, also show your passport — and everything went. No arrests or physical searches is not expected”, — quotes Ivashchenko Agency.

1 February it was reported that the Director of FSB of Russia ordered to establish a frontier zone on the border with Belarus in Smolensk, Pskov and Bryansk regions. The entry of vehicles or the passage of persons in the border area with the potential for identity documents or a special permit. In Minsk criticized the decision.

The Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev has declared that the authorities of Russia and Belarus may agree on joint visas for foreign citizens.

On February 12 in Belarus will come into force a decree signed by President Alexander Lukashenko, on a five-day visa-free regime for citizens of 80 countries are crossing the state border at the airport of Minsk.