“Total nonsense,” is the situation when the Belarusian secret services accused the employee of MFA of Ukraine in espionage, as all this are some puppeteers. This was stated by foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, the briefing, which was broadcast channel 112 Ukraine.
“Belarus’s first mushroom hysteria hysteria then berries, then the spy hysteria, and then some… it turns Out that someone is beneficial to build logic allegedly Ukraine, which operates in Belarus, that is, by definition total nonsense,” he said.
The Minister recalled September’s Russian-Belarusian military exercises West-2017, when the troops were practicing offensive operations, and that, in his opinion, also fit into the picture of the current tension in relations between Kyiv and Minsk.
“We understand that such logic seems ridiculous, but there is someone profitable,” he said, adding that whoever is behind the provocations, should understand the full responsibility for it.
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17 November 2017, it became known that in Belarus on charges of espionage detained the correspondent of the Ukrainian radio Paul Sharoika. The KGB said that he is a member of the Gur, “established intelligence network” from among the citizens of Belarus, “who for a reward followed their instructions to collect information of the nature of intelligence in the military-political sphere.” Gur, the defense Ministry denied this information.
Belarus declared persona non grata by the counselor of the Embassy of Ukraine to Belarus Igor Skvortsov. The Belarusian KGB claimed that the journalist Sharoika allegedly admitted that the diplomat has coordinated its activities. The Belarusian side calls Skvortsova “employee Hur”, which allegedly operated under the guise of the post of adviser to the Embassy. The diplomat left the country. The foreign Ministry declared persona non grata one of employees of Embassy of Belarus in Kiev, expelling him from the country.
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Klimkin: beneficial to Someone to escalate the “spy hysteria” in Belarus 22.11.2017