Lukashenko to visit Ukraine soon - Gerashchenko
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is planning to pay a visit to Ukraine in the near future, that’s according to First Deputy Chair of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko.
Ms Gerashchenko held a brief conversation with the Belarusian leader on the sidelines of the summer session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly held in Minsk July 5.
"Lukashenko has said he plans to visit Ukraine in the near future to discuss the whole range of issues of bilateral relations," Gerashchenko wrote on Facebook.
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