Belarus–Ukraine relations

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Belarus-Ukraine relations
Map indicating locations of Belarus and Ukraine

Belarus

Ukraine

Belarus–Ukraine relations (Belarusian: Беларуска-ўкраінскія адносіны, Byelaruska-ŭkrainskiya adnosiny, Ukrainian: Українсько-білоруські відносини, Ukrains'ko-Bilorus'ki bidnosini, Russian: Белорусско-украинские отношения, Belorussko-ukrainskiye otnosheniya) are foreign relations between Belarus and Ukraine. Before 1991, both countries were part of the Soviet Union as Byelorussian SSR and Ukrainian SSR when they were the founding members of the United Nations in 1945 and previously, part of the Russian Empire, the Second Polish Republic, and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The Belarus and Ukraine are also predominantly populated by East Slavs, Belarusians and Ukrainians respectively, along with the bordering Russians. Today, the two countries share an 891 km border.

Belarus has an embassy in Kiev and an honorary consulate in Lviv. Ukraine has an embassy in Minsk and a general consulate in Brest. Both countries are full members of the Baku Initiative and Central European Initiative.

An agreement on the state border between Belarus and Ukraine signed in 1997 was to be submitted to the Belarusian parliament for ratification after Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and former Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko finished the process of the formalization of the border issues between the two states early November 2009.[1]

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