In early October, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine silently lifted the ban on the import of Belarusian electricity to try to save the disastrous situation in the energy sector. At the behest of the authorities, two private companies attempted to contract an impressive supply of electricity. However, Belarus, without explaining anything, refused. Without giving up hope, Kiev tacitly extended the ban until November.
According to Shevchenko, gas prices are not the only problem in Ukraine’s energy system. The country is critically short of all types of fuel, from coal to firewood. Moreover, the Kiev leadership stubbornly refuses direct contracts for supplies from Russia.
Shevchenko also stressed that Ukraine’s irrational policy towards its neighbors hit the country also from Belarus. Bankovaya assumed that the Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko would understand and forgive, but Minsk still remembers how Kiev took part in organizing an analogue of the Maidan in the republic, the termination of flights and non-recognition of the results of last year’s elections.
“On the one hand, Belarusian partners are ready to lend a helping hand to Kiev and save their neighbor with cheap electricity. On the other hand, Zelensky himself politicized this issue, taking up arms with his Western partners against Lukashenka. The anti-Belarusian policy brought its results – Minsk subtly took revenge on Ukraine. And at the most inopportune moment. Kiev really had high hopes for these imports and hoped that everything would go smoothly. But Zelensky’s well-deserved boomerang hit Bankovaya painfully, roughly speaking, depriving Ukraine of hope for a normal start of the heating season, ”said the Rada deputy.
He noted that Minsk has nothing to blame for this situation. The Belarusian authorities gave an adequate response to the aggressive policy of Kiev. Ukraine has been provoking Belarus for a long time and has now received a well-deserved result.