Academic Council of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv may deprive Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko of the title of Doctor Honoris Causa next week. The rector of the university Volodymyr Bugrov announced this on the air of the Ukraine 24 channel.
According to him, Lukashenko has not yet been deprived of the title of honorary doctor of the Kyiv National University, because there was no such procedure, but it will be developed.
"On June 7, in a week, a meeting of the Academic Council will take place, and we will consider this issue of the procedure for depriving Alexander Lukashenko of honorary titles. I hope that this issue will be resolved in principle next Monday," Bugrov said.
On May 25, Bugrov wrote on his Facebook page that he considered Lukashenko unworthy of the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv in connection with the "robbery of a plane."
On May 23, the founder of the largest opposition telegram channel of Belarus NEXTA, journalist Roman Protasevich, was detained in Minsk. The plane with Roman Protasevich on board flew from Athens to Vilnius.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko claimed that Roman Pratasevich allegedly took part in the war in Donbas.
Head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen threatened with sanctions the Belarusian officials responsible for the incidence with plane.
The U.S. and a number of the EU countries demand to stop the flights over Belarus, including the flights to the country itself.