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05 August 2020, 14:52

Lukashenko, Zelenskyy discuss Belarus-Ukraine relations in phone call

Aleksandr Lukashenko and Volodymyr Zelenskyy. An archive photo
Aleksandr Lukashenko and Volodymyr Zelenskyy. An archive photo

MINSK, 5 August (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko had a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.

The heads of state discussed the development of bilateral relations and preparations for the third Forum of Regions of Belarus and Ukraine due in Grodno this autumn. The parties noted they want to make every effort to ensure that this event should produce significant practical results, intensify cooperation.

Aleksandr Lukashenko and Volodymyr Zelenskyy also discussed the epidemiological situation in the countries, measures to combat the spread of coronavirus, and exchanged the lessons learned in this regard.

The parties discussed the strengthening of control on the Belarusian-Ukrainian border and intensification of cooperation between the border agencies.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy touched upon the matter with the militants detained in Belarus. He said that they took part in the armed conflict in Donbass and the Ukrainian prosecutor's office is conducting an appropriate investigation. Aleksandr Lukashenko said that the law enforcement bodies would cooperate on the issue within the framework of the international agreements signed with Russia and with Ukraine.

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