Belarus has observed increased activity of the Ukrainian military along the countries’ shared border, Belarusian Security Council chief Alexander Volfovich claimed on Sunday. Ukrainian troops have amassed at several locations along the frontier, with some saboteur groups entering the territory of Belarus, according to the official.
“Engineering works are ongoing along the Ukraine-Belarus border – the placing of landmines and creation of barricades. Saboteur and reconnaissance groups are active, they also infiltrate Belarusian territory,” Volfovich told the Belarus-1 TV channel.
Kiev has amassed sizable military units at several locations along the border, the official said. Some 10,500 Ukrainian soldiers are stationed in the northwest Rovno region, with a further 4,500 amassed in the east near Chernigov and some 5,500 gathered in central Ukraine outside Kiev, according to Belarusian estimates.