Ukraine recalls its ambassador to Belarus for consultations for first time ever

Source : 112 Ukraine

The ambassador will assess the prospects of the Ukrainian-Belarusian relations during the consultations
18:51, 17 August 2020

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Foreign Ministry of Ukraine has recalled Ambassador in Belarus Ihor Kyzym for consultations in Kyiv to assess the prospects of the Ukrainian-Belarusian relations as the ministry reported.

“I made a decision to recall Ambassador of Ukraine to Belarus Ihor Kyzym for consultations in Kyiv to assess the prospects of the Ukrainian-Belarusian relations in the new reality,” Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba stated.

According to the minister, the transfer of Wagner group militants to Russia disrupted the trust between the countries and has severely undermined the bilateral relations. Besides, Kuleba reminded that Alexander Lukashenko repeatedly and without any foundation accused Ukraine of unfriendly steps against Belarus.

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He noted that the set of facts and actions, as well as the development of the events in Belarus cardinally changes the situation in the Belarusian-Ukrainian relations.

Earlier, we reported that the Office of the President of Ukraine is studying the impact of the events in Belarus on Ukraine and evaluating all possible scenarios for the further development of internal political aggravation in the neighboring country.

On August 9, the clashes of the protesters with the law enforcers started in Minsk. The law enforcers used stun grenades and water cannons against the protesters. Later, it was reported that a man died during the protests. A young man received a fatal head injury. On August 10, protests against the results of the presidential elections were resumed in the Republic of Belarus, a flash-noise grenade exploded in the center of Minsk; journalists talked about three volleys at the intersection of Kalvariyskaya Street and Masherov Avenue.

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During three nights of protests in Belarus, over 6,000 people were detained; about 500 were hospitalized. Over 40 criminal proceedings were opened. According to Belarusian mass media, the location of some detainees is still unknown.

As we reported, the city administration of Minsk estimated the damage from the riots at more than 200,000 dollars.

On August 14, the Central Election Commission of Belarus announced the final results of the election. According to the commission, the incumbent President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko won the election.



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