Belarusian ambassador to Moscow, Vasily Dolgolev was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry, where he was handed a note about the inadmissibility of the use of premises of the diplomatic mission for the gaming business.
"According to the information that the ministry has, for some time the embassy illegally operated gaming facility, the Russian side considers it necessary to draw the attention of the Belarusian side to the inadmissibility of such activities contrary to the provisions of the Vienna Convention" — quoted the document "Izvestia".
A similar note was handed to the Embassy of the DPRK.
Today, the Foreign Ministry of Belarus Andrei Savinykh once again denied the accusations against the Belarusian embassy:
"There is no casino in the Belarusian Embassy in Moscow, and there can not be. This is the only reality."
Speaking about Russia's protest note, Andrei Savinykh said that Russian Foreign Ministry note contains the concerns about the history that razdimayuts some Russian media. "We are completely open to cooperation with our colleagues and are ready for any action that would contribute to the elimination of these malicious rumors" — he said.
April 14, 2011 in the newspaper "Izvestia" published the first article on the casino, which according to the newspaper acted in the Belarusian Embassy in Moscow.
Thereafter Ambassador Dolgolev invited reporters to the embassy to demonstrate that there is no casino. However, according to today's publication in the "News" journaliststhere wasnot shown on the premises, where the play area. "However, the journalist did not accuse the ambassador to nyashchyrastsi in the presence of the media", — stated in the material.
At today's briefing Savinykh said: "Journalists held in the premises on which the paper itself is listed as a play area. Moreover, the media were given the opportunity to go to other areas of their choice. Thus, Journalist claims on the delicacy, which he wrote in the article, in fact, turn into wickedness and reluctance to admit the obvious. "
The representative of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry said that "this is not the first case of slander against Belarus." As an example, he cited the publication of the sale of helicopter gunships in Côte d'Ivoire and of Belarusian mercenaries in Libya.