Updated at 11:50,16-10-2017

Foreign minister cautious over possible mediation between Russia, Ukraine

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Belarus has never imposed its services as an intermediary on any country, Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makey told reporters in Minsk on Tuesday.

He was replying to a question whether any talks were underway about Belarus' possible involvement in efforts to defuse tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

"Vice versa, it is the Belarusian side that was offered various kinds of services of intermediaries," said Mr. Makey. "We don't need any intermediaries inside the country and do not impose ourselves on others."

The minister noted that Belarus was ready to host possible talks between Russia and Ukraine as the chair of the Commonwealth of Independent States.