Moscow urges the Belarusian authorities with respect to journalists performing their editorial tasks, prioritizes the situation with the detention of Russian journalists in Minsk and urged the media to comply fully with the Belarusian legislation, told reporters the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Earlier, the chief editor of the Daily Storm Alena Sivkova has told RIA Novosti that the journalists Anton Starkov and Dmitry Lisenko beaten in Minsk during the arrest. She also noted that, together with them suffered and Maxim Solopov from the "Medusa" who "got so much more". Chief editor of the TV channel "Rain" Tikhon Dzyadko also spoke about the detention in Minsk of the GPB employees. Later in the conversation with RIA Novosti he said that the journalists returned to Moscow with the ban on entry to Belarus for five years.
Sputnik of Belarus, in turn, reported the beating and arrest of correspondent Yevgeny Oleynik after a night of riots in Minsk. In addition, earlier RT reported about the detention in Minsk of the stringer, collaborated with the videoagentstvo Ruptly, she is in prison, communication is not with her. Prior to that, during the filming of the opening of polling stations was delayed for a further two Ruptly stringer. The chief editor of RT and MIA "Russia today" Margarita Simonyan, also urged the Belarusian authorities to release the detained Russian journalist Seeds Pegova.
"priority attention to the situation with the detention of Russian journalists in Belarus. Forces consular employees of the Russian Embassy in Minsk be engaged in each specific case", – said Zakharov.
"however, we urge media professionals to fully comply with the Belarusian legislation concerning the conduct of their professional journalistic activities in the territory of Belarus," she said.
"we Believe that the Belarusian side will be treated with respect to the execution of journalists, their editorial tasks",- concluded the diplomat.