“Lukashenka is the illegitimate president of Ukraine for us,” Borrell said.

After that, he was corrected from the audience.

“Sorry, Belarus.

What was I thinking?

Sorry, sorry, "the head of EU diplomacy corrected himself.

He stressed that the European Parliament "does not recognize Lukashenko as the legitimate president of Belarus."

In August, Borrell compared the presidents of Belarus and Venezuela, Alexander Lukashenko and Nicolas Maduro.

According to Borrell, these leaders are not recognized in the EU, but they have to deal with them.