Ukraine not to recall ambassador from Belarus, - Foreign Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ambassador Ihor Kyzym does not engage in political dialogue in Belarus but solves the problems of Ukrainians undergoing treatment there
11:50, 28 May 2021

Ambassador of Ukraine to Belarus Ihor Kyzym
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Ukraine will not yet recall its ambassador, Ihor Kyzym, from Belarus, as he is dealing with humanitarian issues. Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba stated this on the Right to Power air, as RBC-Ukraine reports.

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"But today we have a lot of humanitarian issues. We do not have a political dialogue. Our ambassador is not engaged in political dialogue in Belarus. He deals with humanitarian issues, and today the problem of transplantology with our patients in Belarus," said the Minister.

According to him, the recall of the ambassador is a very serious step.

Kuleba assured that his department would provide assistance to every Ukrainian who was "stuck" in Belarus.

Related: Tsikhanouskaya announces global rally of solidarity with Belarus on May 29

Earlier, the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine and the Health Ministry of Ukraine have promised to help the Ukrainians, who receive treatment in Belarus, to return home. 

Currently, 26 Ukrainian citizens stay in Belarus and receive medical aid (transplantation of bodies, bone marrow, and immune therapy); four Ukrainians pass the examination.

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal reported that Ukraine ceased the air traffic with Belarus at midnight, on May 26.

In its turn, Belarusian airline Belavia canceled all flights to Ukraine until August 25, 2021.

Related: EASA recommends not to use air space of Belarus


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