Ukraine will sever diplomatic relations with Belarus if its troops cross the border and commit a direct incursion, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said in an interview with Forbes.
"Belarus is an accomplice to the crime of aggression, there is no doubt about this," he added.
Kuleba recalled that diplomatic relations with the Russian Federation were severed immediately after the full-scale invasion began.
"In the same way they will be severed with Belarus if the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus cross the Ukrainian border," he said.
Kuleba pointed out that the occupiers continue to shell Ukraine from Belarusian territory. He said this in the context of negotiations on the transit of Ukrainian grain through the territory of Belarus to the ports of the Baltic States.
"There are missiles flying to Ukraine from Belarus. The Belarusian route was seen by us and the allies solely as a route of last resort, if nothing else worked. No-one wanted to have anything to do with Minsk, an accomplice to aggression, on any trade issues. But logisticians and private investors (traders in fact) worked very well to expand the possibilities of land routes through the EU countries; there was progress in the negotiations on the sea route, so the option of an emergency Belarusian route is no longer on the agenda," he explained.
Belarus is not a direct participant in Russia's full-scale war against Ukraine, but has been providing logistical support for the Russian invasion, which began on 24 February. According to the US Institute for War Research (ISW), Lukashenka may continue granting Russia access to Belarus's airspace.