The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on its citizens to leave Belarus immediately amid the ongoing armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine, as well as the closed Belarusian airspace. Any trips of French citizens to Belarus are strictly not recommended, the Foreign Ministry added.
“The French in Belarus are invited to leave the country without delay by road through border crossings with Lithuania, Poland or Latvia. If necessary, passengers arriving by air must apply for an exit visa at the services of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus,” the message says. site ministries. The Foreign Ministry also recalled that the borders with Lithuania and Latvia remain open, and Poland can only be reached through the Brest-Terespol checkpoint.
Earlier today, on February 13, the US Embassy in Russia called on its citizens to urgently leave the country “due to the risk of arbitrary detentions and a new wave of mobilization.” The agency also said that US citizens should not visit the Russian Federation because of the “unpredictable consequences” of its “full-scale invasion of Ukraine.”
In October 2022, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to create a joint group of troops on Belarusian territory. The Kremlin said that Vladimir Putin would not force Belarus to participate in a military operation. The US administration said that there were no signs of preparations for an attack on Ukraine from Belarus. In Ukraine, they began to build fortifications in the Rivne region, bordering Belarus.
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