Ukraine is concerned sentence Sannikov

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Ukraine is concerned cruel sentence of former presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov — the newspaper "Ukrainian Truth".

"We are disturbed by the sentence of a renowned diplomat, politician and public figure Andrei Sannikov and his wife Irina Khalip"- The newspaper quoted the statement by the Director of Information Policy Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Oleg Voloshin.

"We have appealed and we will turn to our Belarusian partners with calls for a constructive dialogue with the opposition, to take practical steps to guarantee the freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and other civil liberties and human rights," — stressed the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

Kiev, however, notes that Ukraine is opposed to the political isolation of Belarus, as it believes that only dialogue with the official Minsk can make progress in the observance of human rights and democratic values.

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