Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko will make an official visit to Moscow next week to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. This is the first trip he has made to Russia since the massive demonstrations began to protest the alleged fraud. in the presidential election on August 9th.
The Belarusian media pool reported on its Telegram channel that Lukanshenko will be visiting next week, and a diplomatic official in Moscow has assured the Russian news agency Sputnik that the chosen date will be next Monday. “Lukashenko’s visit to Russia is scheduled for September 14,” he said.
Russian Presidency spokesman Dimitri Peskov said it was “early for the moment” to talk about Lukashenko’s trip to Russia. At the end of August, the Russian President and the Belarusian President agreed in a telephone conversation that they would meet in Moscow in the coming weeks.
The Belarusian President’s visit will come after he was forced to ask Russia for support for the massive demonstrations that have taken place since the results of the presidential elections were announced on August 9 and that the opposition rejected as fraudulent.