Kiev expects Lukashenko to act after the recognition of Crimea as Russian

Kiev intends to use all possible instruments if concrete steps follow Lukashenko's words about the recognition of Russian Crimea. This statement was made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba. The diplomat noted that ultimately the Ukrainian authorities will assess the practical actions of the Belarusian president, not his statements.

We will evaluate his (Lukashenka's) actions. If Belarus really recognizes the illegal occupation of Crimea by Russia, it will deal an irreparable blow to the Ukrainian-Belarusian relations. We will act in full

- warned Kuleba.

The diplomat pointed out that Kiev will not "allow itself to abstain" in this sensitive issue.

On November 30, an interview of the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko with the Russian journalist Dmitry Kiselev was published. During a conversation with the VGTRK TV presenter, the Belarusian leader said that after the referendum in 2014, Crimea became de jure Russian (that is, legally legitimate). Lukashenko also expressed a desire to personally visit the peninsula. Moreover, Minsk is considering the possibility of organizing regular flights of Belavia from Belarus to Simferopol.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 1 December 2021 10: 42
    What will they do? Will they stop buying electricity and solarium from Belarus in protest?
  2. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
    Alexndr p (Alexander) 1 December 2021 11: 37
    We will act in full

    in your own trousers, according to the usual pattern
  3. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 1 December 2021 23: 42
    Lukashenka has always put the interests of Belarus first. Only one thing prevented Lukashenka from condemning the coup in Ukraine and recognizing the referendum in Crimea - good relations with the EU. The “multi-vector” policy - the EU-RF-China and the desire to take profits from everyone, turned into a “run-in” of “democrats”, social unrest, refusal to recognize the result of the presidential election, the establishment of a political and economic blockade and the growing military threat - life also determined behavior
  4. It does not matter (no importa) 2 December 2021 13: 21
    They just recently signed an agreement with the unrecognized Lukashenka on the transit of goods through the Republic of Belarus due to the fact that fraternal Poland has introduced limits for Ukrainian transit. It’s even interesting what Kuleba will do when Lukashenka arrives in Crimea.