Belarus Closes Border To Ukraine Over Coup Claim

Belarus Closes Border To Ukraine Over Coup Claim

Belarus has closed its border with Ukraine, claiming that arms are being smuggled into the country.

Andrew H. Sweet
Andrew H. Sweet

Mr. Lukashenko claimed - without providing proof - that his security services had uncovered a foreign-backed terrorist sleeper cell plotting to oust him from power.

He alleged the weapons were being shipped to terrorist cells funded by Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, and the U.S.

Ukraine denied interfering in Belarus's domestic affairs and said closing the 1,084-km (674-mile) border would make its people "suffer."

Belarus shares a border with Ukraine in the south. It borders Poland and Lithuania in the west, Latvia in the north, and Russia in the east.

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