The foreign ministers of the Lublin Triangle countries (Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine) expressed concern over the situation in Belarus and called on the authorities to refrain from violent methods of dispersing the protesters and to release those detained last night. The website of the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine reports it.
“Respect for fundamental freedoms and human rights, including democracy and the rule of law, is essential for the further development of an independent and sovereign Belarus, which we fully support. We are confident that only through dialogue, the current situation can be resolved for the benefit of the people and the state of Belarus,” the message noted.
In addition, the foreign ministers of Ukraine, Lithuania, and Poland stated that they are "open to any assistance in promoting this dialogue."
"The well-being and prosperity of Belarus and its people are important for the whole of Europe and especially for our region. We are all interested in continuing a mutually beneficial dialogue, as well as cooperation based on democratic values and focused on creating conditions for a common and stable future," the press service stated.
As we reported before, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba invited his Belarusian counterpart Uladzimir Makei to a meeting of the Lublin Triangle ministers.
“Belarus and Ukraine are not just partners, but also neighbors and friends. We support Belarus in protecting its sovereignty and economic security,” Kuleba said.