Ukraine should support democratic processes in Belarus
Kyiv should support democratic processes in Belarus, because it will be the next country to sever relations with Russia and choose the path of European integration, Verkhovna Rada Chairman Andriy Parubiy has said.
"I am confident that Ukraine should make every effort to support Belarus and democratic processes in Belarus, because I have no doubt that Belarus will be the next country after Ukraine that will break off relations with the Russian Federation and take the path of European choice," he told reporters in Kyiv on Tuesday.
While commenting on the latest events in Ukrainian-Belarusian relations, Parubiy noted that Kyiv was trying to establish good-neighborly relations with the neighboring country. At the same time, he expressed confidence that the Belarusian leadership was under the pressure and influence of the Russian political leadership.
"Undoubtedly, this influence does not pass without a trace, and the influence of the policy of the Kremlin and Putin on Belarus is growing. The unfriendly actions of the Belarusian authorities with regard to Ukraine are likely to be connected with this," Parubiy said.