14 Sep 2020 11:27

Lukashenko arrives in Sochi to meet with Putin, Tikhanovskaya expresses regret

MINSK. Sept 14 (Interfax) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has arrived in Russia on a working visit.

The presidential plane landed at the Sochi Airport, the Belarusian state-run news agency BelTA said.

As reported earlier, Lukashenko will have a one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi.

The presidents are expected to discuss the state and prospects of bilateral cooperation in various spheres, allied relations, international issues, the regional situation, and the joint response to arising challenges.

Former Belarusian presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has expressed regret as concerns the upcoming Sochi meeting between Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

"I'd like to remind Vladimir Putin that no matter what you adopt and what you agree upon at this Sochi meeting, none of it will have legal force. All documents signed by illegitimate Lukashenko will be reviewed by the new authorities. Because the Belarusian people denied confidence and support to Lukashenko in the election. I am very sorry that you have decided to establish dialogue with a dictator, rather than the Belarusian people," Tikhanovskaya said on Telegram.