The head of the Rivne regional military administration, Vitaly Koval, urged the inhabitants of the region not to enter the territory of Belarus to pick berries, as was customary before the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation.
Koval said this in video messagereports Ukrinform.
“Recently, the leadership of the Republic of Belarus unilaterally allowed Ukrainians to visit the forests of Belarus to collect wild berries. This is a provocation. Please be aware of this and not cross the state border due to the fact that it is closed from the Ukrainian side,” the head of the UVA said. .
According to him, in the forests of the Rivne region, the regional defense council has identified zones where you can pick berries. Only in some communities it is prohibited.
Previously, residents of the border regions with Belarus could freely cross the state border in summer to pick mushrooms and berries. Now this country is on the side of the aggressor, allowing the deployment of Russian troops on its territory, as well as missile systems and military aircraft that strike at Ukraine.
As Ukrinform reported, on June 22, the Belarusian Defense Ministry began ten-day mobilization exercises in the Gomel region, bordering Ukraine.