President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko allegedly refused to talk with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron when they called “during the crisis.” This was announced on August 26 by Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas, reports the ERR portal.
An Estonian official commented on the situation in which European leaders were allegedly forced to turn to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“As far as I know, they called not only the President of the Russian Federation,” Ratas said. “Requests for telephone conversations from both European leaders were also sent to Minsk – to Alexander Lukashenko, who did not answer and did not pick up the phone.”
He added that Russia plays an important role in the situation with Belarus, therefore the proposals of Merkel and Macron to hold “democratic elections in Belarus” were addressed to the Kremlin.