Ukraine needs another city for TCG meetings due to events in Belarus – Kravchuk

Ukraine needs another city for TCG meetings due to events in Belarus – Kravchuk

The head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG), Leonid Kravchuk, believes that the events in Belarus may affect the situation in eastern Ukraine.

He said this on the air of Ukraine 24 TV channel, Ukrinform reports.

"Such a situation in Belarus can negatively affect the processes taking place inside Ukraine and the situation in Donbas. This is undoubtedly. Therefore, we must closely monitor the situation on the borders not only with Russia but also with Belarus," Kravchuk said.

He considers it obvious to change the Minsk format and to search for another city for holding meetings.

Kravchuk also announced his intention to address the OSCE regarding the search for a new format.

As Ukrinform reported, on May 23, Ryanair Flight 4978, traveling between Athens and Vilnius, Lithuania, was forced to land in Minsk by Belarusian authorities. Roman Protasevich, an opposition journalist and a founder of the Telegram channel Nexta on board, was arrested.

European leaders on Monday agreed to impose sectoral sanctions on Belarus and to bar E.U. airlines from flying over the country.

Ukraine suspended air travel with Belarus from 00:00 on May 26.


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