President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy is announcing talks with Belarus over the return of Ukrainian citizens arrested in the country and advises Ukrainian citizens not to visit Belarus until the situation becomes stable, Interfax Ukraine reports.
“We’re currently holding talks with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and yesterday the latter contacted the Belarusian side (there are three Ukrainian citizens in Belarus based on today’s statistics, I don’t have other statistics, our three Ukrainian citizens are under arrest). Talks are underway. We persistently want to have our citizens returned to Ukraine,” Zelenskyy said during a briefing held in Kyiv today.
The Ukrainian president stated that he doesn’t want deaths or victims and would like for the Belarusian authorities to truly engage in dialogue with the society. “I would advise Ukrainians to refrain from visiting Belarus until the situation becomes more or less stable,” Zelenskyy said.