President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that he does not hold a grudge against his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky and is ready to resume relations with Ukraine. Lukashenko said this in an interview with Russian TV channel, TASS reports.
"I don't hold a grudge against Volodya Zelensky. I understand him: when I was young, I said something someday. But this does not mean that you should look at him all the time, understanding what is happening, and be offended or angry at him", said Lukashenko.
He noted that the "unfriendly statements" on the part of Ukrainian officials regarding Minsk are explained by the difficult situation Ukraine is allegedly in.
At the same time, Lukashenko stressed that political relations between Kyiv and Minsk are practically frozen.
After the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, mass protests are taking place in the country. The citizens of Belarus do not agree with the results of the counting of votes: Alexander Lukashenko, according to the CEC, received 80.1% of the vote, his main opponent Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya - 10.1%.
In turn, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Kuleba said that even the inauguration of Alexander Lukashenko does not make him the legitimate president of Belarus.
In addition, the Ukrainian side joined the sanctions of the European Union against officials of the Republic of Belarus.