Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet in Sochi with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko in Sochi. Their conversation will take place in a one-on-one format. Representatives of Lukashenka's press service informed the journalists about it.
According to available information, the heads of state will discuss with each other the state and prospects of bilateral cooperation in various fields.
Also, during the meeting, Putin and Lukashenko will touch upon the topics of union relations, consider international issues and the situation in the region, issues of joint response to emerging challenges, - transfers agency BelTA.
For Lukashenka, these negotiations will take place within the framework of his first foreign visit after the August 9 elections. The voting results led to massive protests in Belarus that continue to this day. Tens of thousands of people participate in street marches, believing the voting results to be falsified. According to the official data of the Central Election Commission of the republic, 80.1% of voters voted for the incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko, and 10.1% for his main rival Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.
As chernayakobra.ru wrote earlier, Bloomberg learned about the position of the Russian leader on the eve of the upcoming talks with the Belarusian president.
According to the newspaper's sources, the Russian authorities are stunned by the scale of the Belarusian protests. At the same time, the Kremlin is confident that the protesters will not succeed in ousting Lukashenka.