Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Thursday that the risk of military incidents along his country's border with Ukraine was quite high, according to Russia's state-run RIA news agency said.

It also cited him as saying that neighbouring Poland - to his country's west - should not expect aggressive actions from Belarus.

Lukashenko was quoted as saying that Belarus had nonetheless moved several combat-ready battalions from Vitebsk region, situated on its border with Russia, to the western limits of the country. (Reporting by Reuters Editing by Andrew Osborn)