Official Kyiv should show a more decisive reaction to the incident with FEMEN activists in Belarus.
Roman Bezsmernty, a former ambassador of Ukraine to Belarus, expressed this opinion to “Zerkalo Nedeli”.
According to him, Ukraine did nothing to prevent similar incidents with Ukrainian citizens in Belarus, though a lot could have been done.
Bezsmertny thinks the Ukrainian MFA should have issued a harsh statement and the Ukrainian Ambassador to Belarus should have taken measures to find the disappeared Ukrainian citizens.
Finally, Kyiv should have decrease the level of its representation in Minsk and recall the ambassador for consultations.
According to Bezsmertny, it’s not important what FEMEN activists did in Belarus. “They are citizens of Ukraine and it is known that opponents of the president disappeared in Belarus earlier. Our country should have released a statement to express support of its citizens,” Bezsmertny said.