President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky held a closed meeting with the heads of intelligence agencies, law enforcement agencies and a few heads of Ukrainian regional state administrations in connection with the aggravation of the situation in Belarus.

Zelensky believes the events in Belarus could “significantly affect Ukraine,” the President’s official site reports.

“All the possible scenarios of the current domestic political aggravation’s further development in the neighbouring country were assessed, including different types of escalation based particularly on the so-called hybrid types of world conflicts,” the statement said.

Also, the meeting participants analysed the risks that Ukraine may face because of the events in Belarus. Following the meeting, “appropriate conclusions and instructions were made.”

No other details of the meeting have been announced yet.

To recap, Alexander Lukashenko repeatedly declared earlier that Ukraine could be involved in the organisation of protests in Belarus. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has expressed concern in this regard. At the same time, the office of the President of Ukraine stressed that the accusation of Ukrainian leaders in the “orders” to hold new elections in Belarus is not just an obvious lie, “it is a deliberate, provocative behaviour.”

Bohdan Marusyak

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