The head of State expressed that the decision was communicated on Thursday to the foreign minister with instructions to implement it, BelTA news agency reported.
“If we have been involved in it, first of all, by Western countries, it is natural that the position of Belarus has to be expressed at these talks,” he stressed.
According to Lukashenko, there can be no separate agreements behind Minsk’s back. He added that he is “absolutely convinced” that “Russia understands that position.”
The latest round of Russia-Ukraine negotiations took place on March 29 in the Turkish city of Istanbul, where the Kiev representation presented written proposals that were considered by Moscow as the first concrete commitment to end the bilateral conflict.
The consultations between the two countries began on February 28 in the Belarusian region of Gomel, and continued on March 3 and 7 in the Bialowieza nature reserve, also in Belarus.
On March 10, Russian and Ukrainian Foreign Ministers Sergei Lavrov and Dmitri Kuleba, respectively, met in the city of Antalya, Turkey, in the presence of their Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu.