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22 Jul 2019

Lukashenko counts on EU’s support in resolving Ukraine conflict

Lukashenko counts on EU’s support in resolving Ukraine conflict

MINSK, 22 July (BelTA) – At the meeting with Head of the EU Delegation to Belarus Andrea Wiktorin on 22 July Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said that he counts on the assistance of the European Union in stabilizing the situation in Ukraine, BelTA has learned.

“We have a common problem, even a disaster – Ukraine. I am very well familiar with the Ukrainian people. These people did not deserve all the things that are going on in Ukraine now. The presidential and parliamentary elections are over. An important issue related to power has been settled. In the past the European Union sent many encouraging signals to this brotherly country and nation. I would really appreciate if you could provide maximum assistance to help stabilize the situation in Ukraine,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

The president emphasized that he counts on that not only because he personally sympathizes with the Ukrainian people. “The thing is that this is our common problem. We, Ukrainians and you live in the same region. This ulcer, this headache for the European Union should be eliminated as soon as possible. Therefore,  being fully aware of how hard it is  for you now, I urge you to send this message to the European Union as you are leaving for another country: Ukraine needs support,” the head of state emphasized.

According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, the European Union bears full responsibility for the events going on in Ukraine, because it was the EU that once suggested a greater engagement with Europe to Ukraine. “Ukraine embraced it and now its aspirations lie more in Europe, rather than Russia, Belarus, the EAEU.  In for a penny, in for a pound, to be frank. The European Union should help the Ukrainian people,” he said.

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