MINSK, 26 September (BelTA) - Today, Ukraine is paying the price in blood because its politicians bought into the deception of the West and disregarded the historical brotherhood of the three East Slavic peoples, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said at the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on 24 September, BelTA learned.
"But the West does not need Ukraine, neither as a member of NATO nor as a member of the European Union. The new patrons simply used it in their own ‘big game' against Russia. Today, Ukraine is paying the price in blood because its politicians bought into this deception and disregarded the historical brotherhood of the three East Slavic peoples — Belarusians, Russians and Ukrainians. But it's never too late to admit and correct mistakes!” Vladimir Makei said.
“For Belarus, which itself survived the genocide during the Second World War, it is unbearably painful to see the chaos in the neighboring country and the suffering of ordinary Ukrainians,” he noted.