Lukashenka, Poroshenko to meet in Kiev on December 21

The President of Belarus Aliaksandr Lukashenka and Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko will meet in Minsk on December 21, according to the statement of Belarusian leader.

"On Sunday, I am most likely to meet with the president of Ukraine. Yesterday, he called me and asked if we could have a meeting and discuss some matters. I was also eager to meet, because we have a lot to discuss in this situaion," BELTA quotes Aliaksandr Lukashenka as telling reporters.

The Belarus leader said he concluded from what Poroshenko had told him that the Ukrainian leadership in no way hampers the start of a new round of negotiations in Minsk. Poroshenko is now waiting for reactions from the leaders of the so called Luhansk and Donetsk People's Republics. After that, they can gather again in Minsk in order to continue the dialogue.