MINSK, April 18. /TASS/. Belarus remains to be prepared to supply a platform for negotiations throughout the Contact Group for settlement in Donbass, it considers the video convention format ineffective, Deputy State Secretary of the Belarusian Safety Council Vladimir Archakov mentioned on Sunday on the Belarus-1 TV channel.
“As for the battle in Donbass, we’re nonetheless assured that it may be resolved solely by way of diplomatic means. The Republic of Belarus sees no different to the Minsk Agreements – in any case, there are not any different [agreements],” Archakov mentioned. “We’re nonetheless prepared to supply a platform for the work of the Contact Group, as a result of the video format is popping into some virtually ineffective televised spectacle.” He famous that Minsk has all the time supported “peaceable methods to resolve completely any variations.”
He additionally identified that Ukraine has been making inappropriate statements recently. “I want to categorical an opinion that the Ukrainian facet may act extra appropriately in the case of us,” Archakov mentioned. He pressured that “it doesn’t matter what, Belarus is prepared to participate within the regulation of the arising and escalating battle state of affairs in any format.”
Earlier, head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Contact Group Leonid Kravchuk acknowledged that the Contact Group platform could be moved from Belarus to Sweden, if it turns into inconceivable to carry dialogue in Minsk as a result of protests on the outcomes of the Belarusian presidential election held in August 2020.