Minsk today hosts the inauguration ceremony of the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. He is embarking on his fourth presidential term. Ambassadors of EU countries intend to boycott the ceremony.
Earlier, the European Parliament passed a tough resolution calling on Brussels to reconsider its policy towards the Belarusian State.
Representatives of the EU demand an end to persecution of the opposition in Belarus and the release of political prisoners.
Representing Russia at the inauguration ceremony will be Ambassador to Belarus Alexander Surikov.