Ukrainian experts: Kiev and Minsk are tested on vashyvasts

Ukrainian political scientists and political experts believe that the recent harsh words of Alexander Lukashenko "vashyvasts of" Ukraine's leaders to complicate relations between Minsk and Kiev.

Former Ambassador of Ukraine to Belarus Igor Likhovyi believes that official Minsk Ukraine is still needed as a strategic economic partner.

"This is a 5 billion hryvnia ($ 630 million — PC) turnover, the dynamic growth in economic relations. In connection with the specific policies pursued by Belarus — or rather, its leadership — for many years, the state was in a difficult position in the international arena. Ukraine began to help Belarus to move evraprastoru, to approach European standards not only thinking of young Belarusians, but the Belarusian authorities, "- told our radio Likhovyi.

Vitaly Kulik, director of the Kiev Center for Civil Society Studies, said, that afterdnie Lukashenka's statements about Ukraine and the EU will increase the international isolation of Belarus.

"There is no dialogue between the presidents of Belarus and Ukraine. And it is obvious that in the near term, the attention of these statements, the meeting between Lukashenko and Yanukovych will not happen" — said Kulik.

A Vladimir Gorbach, expert of the Institute of Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, draws attention, that Minsk has problems not only in the Western vector, but also to the east:

"The entry into the Customs Union of Belarus does not improve its economic situation, rather the opposite. This is a lesson for some Ukrainian politicians who glances in the direction of the Customs Union with the hope of reciprocity. Can not be in the situation of reciprocity neravnapravnastsi all participants."

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