Former Ambassador of Ukraine to Belarus Roman Byassmertny said that Ukraine should not behave "like an ostrich" in the issue of human rights in Belarus.
"For the world community is obvious: if you do not want to defend European values in Belarus — then you are ready to be broken. And none of the economic benefits is unacceptable to exchange for these values — quotes Byassmertnaga UNIAN news agency. — By the way, I can not imagine how could Viktor Yanukovych become president if his predecessor Victor Yushchenko acted against opponents as much as the actions of the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, "- said the former ambassador.
June 3, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has signed a decree relieved of his duties as Roman Byassmertnaga ambassador Republic of Belarus. A few days Byassmertny previously voiced strong criticism against the official Minsk.
Byassmertny was appointed ambassador to Belarus, the previous Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko.