Eduard Yermakov, the spokesman for the Pinsk Border Detachment of the Belarusian Border Committee, said on Sunday that Belarus is strengthening its border with Ukraine in the Brest region.
"The border on the territory of the Pinsk border detachment is being equipped with key engineering structures," he said in an interview with the STV television channel.
Yermakov noted that the engineering structures include furnishing of roads and the no man’s zone, installing signaling, and video surveillance systems. Border guards have been put on alert.
According to Yermakov, the situation at the border is "stable and under control." He stressed that the border guards "are ready for any changes in the border situation."
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko mentioned earlier that Ukraine had withdrawn up to 15,000 soldiers to the border with Belarus.
The head of the Belarusian Border Commission Anatoly Labo said in mid-November that Ukrainian forces had undermined "practically all the bridges in the Gomel and Mazyr directions" and "began to blow up the bridges in the Volyn direction".