The Kremlin has responded to criticism of Lukashenko on the occasion of the border zone

Introduction the border zone along the Russian-Belarusian borders complies with all international treaties. Thus, as the correspondent of “” the press service of the President of Russia commented on the statement of Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko on violations on the part of Moscow with the introduction of the border zone, made on Friday, February 3.

The “no border mode is not entered. We are talking about the introduction of border zones adjacent to the border areas. This is due to the need to regulate visits to border areas by citizens of third countries”, — said in a statement.

It is emphasized that this decision “is carefully coordinated for compliance with all international treaties.”

Earlier on Friday, Lukashenko at the meeting with journalists, said that Russia had violated the interstate agreement, setting the border zone on the border with Belarus. “One Minister, even the strong, the FSB agent (the Director of FSB of Russia Alexander Bortnikov — approx. “Of the”), etc., by one stroke of the pen put an end to all the arrangements, issuing his order. Is that normal?” — said the President of Belarus. He called the decision of the Russian authorities “political attack”.

Wednesday, February 1, it was reported that the FSB ordered to enter the border zone regime along the Russian-Belarusian borders. This solution explains the conditions of protection of the state border.

On February 12 in Belarus will come into force a decree on a five-day visa-free regime for citizens of 80 countries crossing the state border at the airport of Minsk. In the list, in particular, included all States of the European Union and also the USA, Brazil and Japan. Because the border between Russia and Belarus exists formally and in practice it can easily cross without any inspections, third-country nationals who are to visit Russia need a visa, got the opportunity to enter the Russian territory without going through the necessary bureaucratic procedures.