4 August 2005 (RFE/RL) -- Ukraine says it is concerned by neighboring Belarus's angry and "inadequate" reaction to Kyiv's backing of a European Union call for Minsk to respect human rights.
The statement was made by Ukraine's Foreign Ministry today. It also said Kyiv seeks open and positive relations with Minsk.
On 1 August, Ukraine backed an EU statement calling on Belarus to respect human rights following a crackdown on its ethnic Polish community.
The ambassadors of Ukraine and Moldova, which also backed the EU statement, were summoned on 3 August by authorities in Minsk over what the Belarusian Foreign Ministry called "the unfriendly character of the move."