In the schedule of the Russian President Vladimir Putin’s meeting with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. As reported by RT, told in a press-service of presidential administration of Russia.

August 9, according to “the Rambler”, in Belarus presidential elections were held. According to preliminary results, the elections were won by Lukashenko. He scored more than 80% of the vote. After the end of voting in cities of Belarus, began mass protests.

Russia is forced to recognize the victory of Lukashenko

August 10, Putin sent Lukashenko a congratulatory telegram in connection with the election. In it, he called the peoples of Russia and Belarus are brotherly and expressed hope that Lukashenko will contribute to the development of relations between the two countries in all fields. Today in a press-service of the Kremlin reported that the Russian President does not intend to soon meet with Belarusian counterpart in its schedule a meeting with him there.

The day before yesterday, associate Professor of the Department of political science of the Financial University under the government of Russia Gevorg mirzayan expressed the view that Putin congratulated Lukashenko on his victory, despite the fact that during the election campaign insulted Moscow, because Lukashenko — the lesser evil compared to the Pro-Western politician who can replace him as a result of the protests.