The Russian Ambassador said the opening of the border with Belarus

Limitations of mutual entry and exit of citizens of the Russian Federation and Belarus imposed over COVID-19 can be withdrawn in the summer of this year, said in an online interview to journalists the Ambassador of Russia in Minsk Dmitry Mezentsev.

Earlier, the Belarusian Ambassador to Russia Uladzimir Syamashka said that the Russian side cancels introduced due COVID-19 restrictions on movement across the border with Belarus in late July - early August.

"Of course, we believe that Ambassador Vladimir Ilyich Semashko, maybe not wrong, but even if wrong, we believe that travel without restrictions through the non-existent Russian-Belarusian border friendship will resume as soon as possible. But I believe that it will, of course, in summer, in the summer of this year," he said.

The Ambassador stressed that the diplomats of the two countries should not even be unwittingly exert pressure on the chief state sanitary doctor of Belarus and Rospotrebnadzor.

"In fact, convinced that virologists and health should determine the information that will form the basis for the introduction of indulgences in order for the regime of border crossing was more comfortable for people," he said.

Recent data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.