Ukraine summons Belarusian ambassador to Crimea

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry summoned a senior Belarusian diplomat to attend a Russia-Belarus regional forum on behalf of the Crimean occupation administration, the ministry said on Thursday.

Ukraine summons Belarusian ambassador to Crimea

Kyiv's relations with Moscow soured in 2014 after Russia annexed Ukraine from the Crimean peninsula and supported pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine's Donbas region.

"Ukraine considers such friendly measures by Belarus unacceptable, which raises questions about the annexation of Russian-occupied Crimea and Sevastopol to Ukraine," the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry said the Belarusian the ambassador assured Kyiv that Minsk's official status had not been changed’ in support of Ukraine's territorial integrity.

Relations with Ukraine's other and neighboring country, Belarus, have soured since Kyiv condemned Belarus's August 9 presidential election as neither free nor fair.


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