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Belarus Tightens Security at Its Border With Ukraine

03.06.2015 17:48

Two SpecOps companies of the armed forces of Belarus are being prepared for deployment along the country’s border with Ukraine within the scope of Minsk’s effort to beef up border controls in the south.

“Two mobile companies of the 38th Guards Special Operations Brigade will be deployed in Brest and Gomel to subsequently join the border guard forces to protect this country’s southern frontiers. A territorial defense headquarters is being set up in Gomel region and an infantry company of the territorial forces is being formed in Yelsk, to be augmented by a call up of local reservists,” the Belarussian Defense Ministry’s press service said Wednesday.

A command post exercise is to be held within the next few days to practice combat interoperability between the regional territorial defense bodies and forces,” the press service added.