Belarusian authorities know that there is a ban of some Russian minister and governor of contact with Belarusian colleagues and other officials.
"We are aware of the fact that the president of Russia forbade contacts leading Russian ministers and governors with representatives of the Belarusian side," — said a source close to the Interfax Alexander Lukashenko.
According to a representative of the Belarusian leadership, the decision "made because of the fact that" seditious "for the Kremlin thoughts settle firmly in the minds of Russian ministers and governors, and after meeting with Belarusian partners, they begin to understand and support the course of the Belarusian government. Clearly, this does may not like President of Russia . "
"This is reminiscent of the good old Soviet times, when any positive information from the West off the beaten path, contacts with" Westerners "were limited, and on television was a blatant political" seamy side. "We all know how it ended. Situation today repeated one to one and makes us open association with insult the child in a sandbox, "- said the source.
Earlier, Interfax reported that the "meeting Sergey Lavrov with President of Belarus could not take place as the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry had clear instructions on this issue side President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev. "
The official reason for the visit of Sergey Lavrov in Minsk — participated in a joint meeting of the boards of the two ministries: Belarusian and Russian.
November 23, Russian Foreign Minister will hold talks with his Belarusian counterpart Sergei Martynov.