MINSK, 7 April (BelTA) – Belarus is ready to do its utmost to help resolve the situation in Ukraine, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei told the media after the Security Council meeting on 7 April, BelTA has learned.
“Of course, we would like the crisis in the neighboring country to end as soon as possible, so that the country would be able to return to normal life. And we are ready to put in every effort for this,” Vladimir Makei said.
According to the minister, Belarus' proposals have always been on the table of Ukrainian presidents. “It was both under Poroshenko and under Zelensky. Unfortunately, our partners were somewhat skeptical about them. Or maybe it was not about skepticism, but rather they were not allowed to accept these proposals. Had these proposals been accepted, there would have never been a crisis like the one that is unfolding now,” the diplomat is convinced.
Vladimir Makei added: Belarus is ready to make a feasible contribution to the negotiation process between Russia and Ukraine. Moreover, the Belarusian side, he stressed, should become a participant in the negotiations.