22 Jan 2019 17:51

Lukashenko orders work to secure Nastya Rybka's release

MINSK. Jan 22 (Interfax) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has been informed about the situation surrounding the Belarusian citizen Anastasia Vashukevich (Nastya Rybka), who was arrested in Russia, and ordered that her release be secured, presidential press secretary Natalya Eismont said.

"At the moment, I will speak briefly: of course, the head of state is informed, the situation got extensive media coverage. Moreover, the president of Belarus has issued an instruction to immediately start working to secure the release of the Belarusian woman," Eismont said, according to the Belarusian edition of the newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda.

Meanwhile, it emerged that in connection with Vashukevich's release, Moscow's Nagatinsky District Court had dropped proceedings in the hearing of investigators' petition for her arrest.