Klimkin calls 'spy hysteria' in Belarus 'total stupidity'
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said that the detention of Ukrainian citizens in Belarus on charges of espionage is idiocy that must be considered in the context of the Russian-Belarusian military drills West-2017.
"Belarus first experiences mushroom hysteria, then berry hysteria, then spy hysteria, then some kind of economic one. Someone benefits from building up image about Ukraine that works in Belarus, which by definition is total stupidity," he told journalists before the meeting of Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers on Wednesday.
According to him, as part of the analysis of this situation, it is necessary to take into account the Russian military exercises West-2017, which aimed to develop offensive operations.