President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that Russian leader Vladimir Putin handed him a letter outlining all the facts about the situation with the Russians detained near Minsk. “Now our Investigative Committee is considering these facts. As for the prospects, if someone expects that our relations with Russia have absolutely deteriorated, they are mistaken!” – stressed the Belarusian president.
He stressed that this letter is “five pages”. Now the Belarusian Investigative Committee is considering these facts.
At the polling station, Lukashenka admitted that he reproached Russia in a telephone conversation with Putin “that they switched from fraternal to partnership relations.”
At the same time, he recalled that the Russian president had promised to build precisely “fraternal relations” with Belarus.
Nevertheless, Lukashenka denied speculation that Minsk’s relations with Moscow had soured. According to him, the situation with the detained Russians will not be able to influence the Belarusian-Russian relations.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Ministry speaker Maria Zakharova said that the detention of Russians in Belarus was a provocation from a third country. However, Lukashenka said that he does not care whether the situation with the detention of the Russians was provoked by a “third country”. He still intends to work after the fact.
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