After the intervention of Ukrainian diplomats and politicians, as well as Belarusian writers, the Belarus annulled the ban on entry for Serhiy Zhadan, Ukrainian writer.
“Friends, well, the crusade is cancelled! Common sense and a sense of dignity to win everything that was written in Putin’s Temnik. Very happy for the opportunity to continue to visit Belarus and to deepen the Ukrainian-Belarusian cultural ties,” Zhadan wrote on his Facebook page on Saturday evening.
Also, the writer thanked the Ukrainian foreign Ministry and personally Minister Pavlo Klimkin for your promptness and persistence. “Thank you, Ambassador of Ukraine to Belarus and the whole team of Ukrainian diplomats in Minsk for the support and integrity. Thanks to the Belarusian foreign Ministry for its willingness to go forward. Thanks to Irina Gerashchenko for the help. Thank Belarusian fellow writers for its clear and Frank position. Thank you to all of you, dear Ukrainians and Belarusians”, he thanked everyone who advocated for the abolition of the ban on entry.
“I’ll see you in may in Minsk at the concert. Glory To Ukraine! Long Live Belarus!”, wrote Zhadan.
As reported, the Ukrainian poet Serhiy Zhadan was detained in the capital of Belarus and interrogated about “terrorism”. Ukrainian authorities have reacted to the arrest of the writer.
First Secretary of the Embassy of Ukraine in Belarus Maria Gutsalo told that the writer today veeram will return to Ukraine.
The Ukrainian foreign Ministry had summoned the Ambassador of Belarus to Ukraine Igor Sokol in connection with the detention of Belarusian competent authorities of the Ukrainian writer Serhiy Zhadan in Minsk, the press service of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry.