Control on the common border of the Union State of Belarus and Russia is sufficient, it is constantly being improved, and ensures security. The Foreign Ministry of Belarus stated at the November 24 briefing that absence of additional obstacles when crossing the internal borders of the Union State is a great advantage.
The agreement signed by the parties has been operating for about 20 years and has proved its effectiveness.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said a few days ago about possible changes during the passage of the inner border. The Belarusian side points out that measures aimed at enhancing safety must be justified and not complicate the movement of persons, air and road transport and transport companies.
Dmitry Mironchik, Belarus Foreign Ministry spokesman:
This convenience for third country nationals does not mean lack of control. They arrive to Belarus and Russia through international crossing points on the basis of valid visas. In issuing visas and at border control points, Belarus and Russia are guided by the common list of foreign nationals whose entry is undesirable. At the entrance, foreigners get common immigration cards, valid in Belarus and Russia. They are required to present them at the exit, as well as during control while on the territory of our states. That is, any abuse is easy enough to identify and punish.