28 Feb 2023 09:12

Polish Interior Ministry says border with Belarus could be closed completely

MOSCOW. Feb 28 (Interfax) - There is a possibility that Poland will close completely its border with Belarus, Polish Deputy Interior Minister Maciej Wonsik said.

"Poland is prepared for various situations, and I wouldn't rule out a situation where we'll have no traffic across the border with Belarus," Wonsik said when speaking on the Polish public radio on Monday.

"We are prepared and focused on further action. At the same time, we will see how the Belarusian side behaves. We are waiting for certain signals," he said.

Poland shut down the Bobrowniki-Berestovitsa checkpoint on the border with Belarus on February 10 for an indefinite period. Currently, two checkpoints remain operational, including Kozlovichi-Kukuryki for trucks and Brest-Terespol for cars.

Truck traffic has been limited at the Polish Kukuryki checkpoint since February 21. The restrictions do not apply to vehicles registered in EU countries, members of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).