Ex-envoy about Belarus-Ukraine spy scandal: Show put up by Kremlin

Roman Bezsmertnyi, a former ambassador of Ukraine to Belarus, has commented on a recent diplomatic scandal between the two countries.

As reported earlier, UA: Ukrainian Radio employee Pavlo Sharoiko was arrested in Minsk in late October. According to Belarus KGB spokesman Dzmitry Pabyarzhyn, Sharoiko, an officer of Ukraine’s military intelligence, worked undercover as a radio correspondent and created a spy network of the citizens of Belarus.

According to the diplomat, Belarus is a country which is trying to be democratic, but it is in the hands of a dictator.

“As for the latest raw, it is a conflict between Belarus and Ukraine only to some extent; 90% of it, and maybe even more, is the continuation of the Moscow-Kyiv conflict in information, diplomatic, foreign policy areas. What is going on now – new developments and some aspects of the current discussion – proves that the situation hardly have anything to do with the subject of diplomacy, foreign policy and economic relations between Ukraine and Belarus. Dry facts and other evidence and other arguments imply that some officials or individual segments of the Belarusian authorities are puppeteered from the Kremlin,” he told in Belsat TV program Hot Commentary.

In his opinion, what the public see is a show put up by Moscow.

Now everything depends on how wisely representatives from the both countries will act, Roman Bezsmertnyi stressed.


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