President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko refused to talk with President of France Emmanuel Macron. This was reported by ERR with reference to Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas.
Ratas also confirmed that Lukashenka did not agree to speak with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. According to him, both leaders called not only Russian President Vladimir Putin, but also Lukashenko, but he did not answer the calls.
Earlier, on August 26, Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei said in a conversation with Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio that Minsk was ready for a constructive dialogue with foreign partners on the internal political situation in the country.
A few days ago, the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow is still concerned about indirect and direct manifestations of external interference in the situation in Belarus.
At the same time, last week, the head of the European Council Charles Michel called on the leaders of European countries not to interfere in the affairs of Belarus and said that the people of the republic have the right to independently determine their future.
In turn, German Chancellor Angela Merkel noted that the EU countries are ready to conduct a dialogue with the Belarusian authorities and the country’s President Alexander Lukashenko, but he has not yet contacted any of the European leaders.
Protests continue in Belarus after the August 9 presidential elections. According to the CEC, Lukashenka became the winner for the sixth time. People who did not agree with the voting results took to the streets.