The shuffle of persons in the Russian Embassy does not indicate a change in the Kremlin`s interests regarding Belarus.


On April 30, Vladimir Putin recalled Mikhail Babich from Belarus and appointed Dmitry Mezentzev as the new ambassador of the Russian Federation.Such a decision was preceded by long-lasting tensions between ambassador Babich and the official Minsk. At the press-conference on April 20, Aliaksander Lukashenka refrained from commenting on ambassador’s behaviour and noted that the Russian side «will deal with him on their own».


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