Kyiv rejects Minsk’s accusations of “unfriendly actions” and will always welcome people who share democratic values and want to realise themselves in Ukraine.

This was stated by the spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Kateryna Zelenko, who commented on the call of the Ambassador of Ukraine Ihor Kyzym to the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he was handed a note through a decree of President Volodymyr Zelensky to involve Belarusian specialists in Ukraine.

“Our state is traditionally open and friendly to the citizens of Belarus. Even before the crisis in Belarus, the movement between our countries was as free as possible and interpersonal and business contacts became stronger,” Zelenko said.

She also noted that Ukraine is a democratic European state, committed to European values, among which the protection of human rights and freedoms is fundamental.

It should be recalled that on 4 October, President Zelensky signed a decree designed to help attract IT, professionals and innovators from Belarus. The Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Ukraine’s move “borders on interference in internal affairs.”

Bohdan Marusyak

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