The Belarusian leader accepted the invitation to participate in the Forum of Regions in Zhytomyr on October 3-4, Ihar Sokal, Ambassador of Belarus to Ukraine, said.
“Volodymyr Zelensky invited Alyaksandr Lukashenka to the forum in Zhytomyr. Our President has confirmed his attendance. It will be a very important event in the bilateral relations,” the envoy stressed.
Interestingly, Lukashenka said in the run-up to the second round of the elections in Ukraine that Volodymyr Zelensky was unlikely to become Ukraine’s president and warned the Ukrainians against voting him.
In turn, when being a comedian, Zelensky often made fun of Lukashenka in his performances.
On July 8, Volodymyr Zelensky offered Vladimir Putin to come to Minsk and discuss the issues of Crimea and Donbas, According to him, US president Donald Trump, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, German chancellor Angela Merkel, French president Emmanuel Macron should also take part in the would-be summit.
“Need to talk? Yes, we do. Let’s talk. Let’s discuss whose Crimea is and who does not have any troops in Donbas <…> What about a venue? I think Alyaksandr Lukashenkawould be happy to host us in Minsk,” the Ukrainian president said.