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Lukashenko suggests “energizing” Minsk negotiations on Donbas
15:01, 11 July 2017
Lukashenko suggests “energizing” Minsk negotiations on Donbas

The President of Belarus responded to critics about Minsk negotiations

15:01, 11 July 2017

Press-service of Belarus President

Minsk process on regulating the conflict in Ukraine should remain, but it ought to be more energetic, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko told in a meeting on foreign policy, according to BELTA.

“Lately there are many parties willing to appropriate participation in regulating conflict in Ukraine. They believe that the Minsk way has outlived its usefulness and we can make do without it. But, in fact, they don’t suggest anything new. This is why Minsk process should remain, but it ought to be more energetic,” he said.

Related: Draft law on de-occupation of Donbas to be introduced in Verkhovna Rada in September

Lukashenko added that Belarus is concerned about conflict in Eastern Ukraine, which weakens regional security, constrains trade and increases migration strain.

As it was reported earlier, OSCE Assembly prepared a resolution on de-occupation of Crimea, Donbas. The authors call on Russia to terminate the annexation of Crimea and follow the agreement on Donbas.

Related: Militants shell 22 times in Donbas, one Ukrainian soldier killed

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