Belarus closes Border to Ukarine over coup claim.
Written by crest887fm on July 3, 2021
Belarus has closed its border with Ukraine, claiming that arms are being smuggled into the country.
President Alexander Lukashenko says it is part of an attempt by outside powers to overthrow his authoritarian regime.
Mr Lukashenko claimed that his security services had uncovered a foreign-backed terrorist sleeper cells plotting to oust him from power.
He alleged the weapons were being shipped to terrorist cells funded by Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine and the US.
He said he would confront Germany’s Angela Merkel and other leaders about the claims.
Ukraine denied interfering in Belarus’s domestic affairs and said closing the border would make its people suffer.