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    The ongoing chaos in Ukraine continues to isolate the country from its neighbors. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko announced he would fortify the border with Ukraine to avoid the infiltration of banditry and lawlessness into Belarus, Belarusian Telegraph Agency (BelTA) reported.

    Lukashenko to Ramp Up Border Fed Up With Crime Spilling From Ukraine

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    The ongoing chaos in Ukraine continues to isolate the country from its neighbors. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko announced he would fortify the border with Ukraine to avoid the infiltration of banditry and lawlessness into Belarus, Belarusian Telegraph Agency (BelTA) reported.

    There is an increasing number of problems coming from Ukraine with which Belarus has to deal with, Lukashenko said, stressing that the security issues on the Belarussian-Ukrainian border are currently under his foremost attention.

    "I'm not even talking about drugs… arms, automatic rifles, ammunition, they [Ukrainians] are coming here themselves. We're fortifying our border. We have completely shut it down, and now building engineering structures underneath which even a mouse couldn't crawl in," the Belarussian President said.

    The president also said that statements of those Belarussian citizens fighting in Ukraine on the side of the Kiev government, who eventually want to come back and "teach Lukashenko a lesson," are nothing, but empty words.

    Earlier this month, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) announced the construction of a protective fence on the most vulnerable spot of the Russian-Ukrainian border.

    Slovakia and Hungary have also ramped up security at their border with Ukraine due to the rise of the Right Sector extremist group after they clashed with the local police in Ukraine's Zakarpattia region, leaving three people dead and 13 injured.

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