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Putin warns Macron that “pressure” on Lukashenko would be “unacceptable”

August 18, 2020

In a conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that it was “unacceptable” to interfere in the Belarus crisis and to put pressure on the current government, led by Alexander Lukashenko.

According to a statement released by the Kremlin at the end of a telephone conversation on Tuesday, both heads of state and government have “expressed their interest in a speedy resolution of the problems” arising from the last presidential elections in Belarus.

“Putin has stressed that it would be unacceptable to interfere in the internal affairs of the (Belarusian) republic and put pressure on the heads of state and government,” reads the text of the Russian presidency, which marked the last days of Moscow Foreign interference in Minsk follows against one hypothesis.

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