Ukrainian journalist released from Belarusian prison - Kuleba

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Belarusian authorities agreed to release the Ukrainian, even though the Ukrainian ambassador to Belarus was summoned to Kyiv and has not yet returned to Minsk
13:22, 5 September 2020

Huge crowds in central Minsk demand the resignation of Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka. August 16, 2020
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A citizen of Ukraine, a journalist, was released from a Belarusian prison. The Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba announced this information on the Savik Shuster's Freedom of Speech TV show, Ukrinform reports.

“I summoned the ambassador to Belarus for consultations and clearly stated that this challenge would in no way negatively affect the ability of Ukraine to receive the necessary information and protect the rights of citizens on the territory of Belarus. And there is evidence right now - the ambassador is still in Ukraine, but without presence we were able to release the ambassador there a citizen of Ukraine, a journalist from a prison in Belarus," Kuleba said.

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The head of the Ukrainian diplomacy did not name the journalist, however, on his Twitter on September 4, he said that a Ukrainian, Serhiy Shegolev, had been released from custody in Belarus. He was detained in Minsk on September 1.

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