Ukraine outraged by Lukashenko's statement on Ukrainians' involvement in destabilization in Belarus

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian diplomats emphasize that such accusations have no evidence
08:34, 16 August 2020

Ukrainian Foreign Ministry expressed concern about the statements of the Belarusian leadership on participation of Ukrainians in organizing peaceful protests after announcing the results of the presidential elections in the country. This was reported by the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

“We are outraged that the president of a friendly state accuses the Ukrainians of destabilizing the situation in Belarus,” the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry noted.

Ukrainian diplomats emphasize that such accusations have no evidence.

On August 10, President Alexander Lukashenko said that the rallies that took place on August 9 in Belarus were controlled from abroad. He also noted that citizens from Russia and Ukraine came to Belarus to participate in the protests.

On August 14, Lukashenko, during a meeting of the Security Council, said that citizens from Poland, Holland, Ukraine, and Russia had come to Belarus for aggression campaign.

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Earlier during a telephone conversation between Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin, the parties discussed the situation in Belarus, the extradition of the members of Wagner PMC to Russia, and agreed to strengthen allied relations. This was reported by the Kremlin press service.

"Alexander Lukashenko informed about the situation in Belarus after the presidential elections. Both sides expressed confidence that all the problems that have arisen will be settled soon. In connection with the return of 32 citizens previously detained in Belarus to Russia, a positive assessment was given to the close interaction of specialized departments on this issue. It was agreed to continue regular contacts at various levels and confirmed the disposition to strengthen allied relations, which fully meets the fundamental interests of the fraternal peoples of Russia and Belarus," the message says.

Earlier, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that aggression was being launched against Belarus and he wanted to contact Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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