Belarus calls for US role in Ukraine peace talks

Published October 8, 2019, 5:09 PM

by Martin Sadongdong & Antonio Colina

By Reuters

MINSK – Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday the conflict in eastern Ukraine could not be resolved without US involvement in peace talks.

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is seen during a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Minsk, Belarus June 18, 2019. (REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko/Pool/File Photo/MANILA BULLETIN)
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is seen during a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Minsk, Belarus June 18, 2019.
(REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko/Pool/File Photo/MANILA BULLETIN)

A diplomatic breakthrough last week potentially opened the way for an international summit between France, Germany, Russia, and Ukraine aimed at finding a way to end the fighting.

“It won’t be possible to resolve the conflict without the participation of the United States,” Lukashenko said.

Belarus is a close ally of Russia.

 
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