Pavlo Klimkin, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine commented the recent worsening of the relations with Belarus occurred due to the number of the detention of the Ukrainians and diplomatic scandals. He claimed this at the briefing broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.
‘Firstly there was the mushrooms’ hysteria, then the berry’s hysteria, later the espionage hysteria and then some kind of the economic. It means that it is beneficial for someone to treat the Ukrainian establishments in Belarus as the threat but it is a total nonsense. But someone deliberately promotes this idea’, the minister said.
Klimkin reminded on the holding of ‘West-2017’ military drills in Belarus when the offensive operations were worked out.
‘I recently visited Halifax International Security Forum and everybody agreed that it is the deliberate work out of the possible offensive operations and blackmail. We understand that this logic seems to be funny but it is beneficial for someone’, he said.
As we reported earlier the number of the citizens of Ukraine was recently detained in Belarus. The issue is about Pavlo Gryb, the son of the Ukrainian border guard who later was sent to Russia; Pavlo Sharoyko, the journalist of the Ukrainian Radio; Oleksandr Skyba, the director of the plan in Kostyantynivka. Moreover, Minsk claimed that it disclosed the agent network and accused Pavlo Sharoyko of the participation in it. Moreover, Ihor Skvortsov, the worker of the Ukrainian Embassy to Belarus was expelled from the country. Ukraine responded on this and expelled the Belarusian diplomat from Kyiv.