Ukrainian writer Serhiy Zhadan is in Minsk now. In Kiev, he will go in the evening. The Embassy is in constant contact with him.
This was announced by first Secretary of the Embassy of Ukraine in Belarus Maria Gutsalo in the air “112 Ukraine”.
“Tonight, in 2 hours, in the Minsk hotel “Anniversary” was detained by our Ukrainian writer Serhiy Zhadan, who arrived at the invitation of Belarusian writers to participate in the poetry festival, which started yesterday. Night came representatives of law enforcement bodies of the Republic of Belarus he was taken to the local police Department. Phone he was taken away, and therefore he was not able to contact the Embassy of Ukraine and only in the morning, when he was released, we became aware of his detention. Sergey Zhadan put a stamp in the passport that he is banned entry to Belarus. And it was also informed that within three days he must leave the territory of Belarus. The Embassy got in touch with Sergey Zhadan, we heard from him the details of the detention,” she said.
Also Gutsalo added that Zhadan is located in Minsk and planning the evening go to Kiev.
“Now Sergey Zhadan is located in Minsk, we are in constant contact with them, in the evening he went to Kiev. For its part, the Ukrainian Embassy in Belarus sent a note to the foreign Ministry of Belarus to get an official answer about the reasons of detention of our writer,” she said.
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.