To Minsk there has arrived delegation of the Federation Council of Russia to monitor the elections of the President of Belarus, said the Senator Alexei Kondratiev.

In Belarus they came by bus. Kondratyev said that the Russian delegation, “okay,” drove “without PE”. Senators “located in hotel”, they have already met with the Russian Ambassador Dmitry Mezentsev, RIA “Novosti”.

Central election Commission of Belarus has accredited 243 foreign observers to participate in monitoring the presidential elections. Observers from Russia will work in the mission from the CIS countries, reports RT.

Elections will be held on August 9.

We will remind, the Chairman of the CEC of Russia, Ella Pamfilova said that the CEC of Russia did not receive the traditional formal invitations. In addition, the CEC “does not consider it possible to forward to Belarus its representatives in the composition of the CIS observation mission, whereas, to put it mildly, a very specific attitude of the leadership of Belarus” to the coronavirus.

The head of the CEC of Belarus Liliya Yermoshina said that the Minsk decided not to invite observers from other countries for reasons of epidemiological safety.