President opposes Belarus’ international isolation

10:42, 24 March 2006
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He wants to have pragmatic relations.

In an interview with 1+1, Victor Yushchenko said Ukraine supported the OSCE evaluation of last week’s presidential elections in Belarus and reiterated that Ukrainian citizens had been members of the OSCE observation mission, according to the President’s press-office.

He added, however, that Ukraine believed "Belarus must not be internationally isolated, for it will not benefit democracy in this country."

The President reminded all of century-long historical ties between our peoples and said our friendship “cannot be ruined.”

“We want to have pragmatic relations. We want to develop trade and economic relations with our neighbor. This is our rational intention…,” he said.

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