(QHA) -

Minsk is ready to supply Ukraine with oil products, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said this to his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko during a phone conversation August 4.

Lukashenko stressed that Belarus understands the acuteness of this problem during the harvesting campaign and therefore, despite domestic needs, will assist Ukraine in ensuring its economy has oil products.

According to Lukashenka’s website, the Belarusian president also talked by phone with Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbaev on August 2 about how to help normalize the situation in Ukraine.

Ukraine is conducting a military offensive against pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Belarus and Kazakhstan are considered close allies of Russia as members of a Moscow-led customs union and the Eurasian Economic Union.