Posted 12 января 14:08

Published 12 января 14:08

Modified 12 января 14:34

Updated 12 января 14:34

In the Rivne region of Ukraine, fortifications are being built on the border with Belarus

12 января 2023, 14:08
In the Rivne region of Ukraine, located in the north of the country, they began to dig trenches and build defensive structures. This was told by the head of the regional administration Vitaly Koval.

"We continue to prepare for the defense of settlements in the Rivne region. In the north, we are actively building engineering structures and fortifications", - Koval said (quoted by RBC).He announced this on his Telegram channel, accompanying the message with photos from the scene.

According to Koval, residents of the surrounding areas are also involved in the work, and one day 150 volunteers came here, some of whom worked on holidays.

Earlier, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said that Ukrainian intelligence does not observe any immediate threats from Belarus, but called on troops to be ready. According to the Ukrainian leader, it is necessary to prepare for various scenarios.Meanwhile, Belarus is building up a regional grouping of troops.

This was announced by the Belarusian Defense Ministry on January 5. Equipment and Russian forces continue to arrive in the republic. Work is underway on combat smoothing.