Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Belarus Monday evening. Officially, Lavrov is due to attend a joint session of Russian and Belarusian Foreign Ministries. However, experts suppose Lavrov's visit comes as "Moscow's last warning" to Alexander Lukashenko who is "delighted with the contacts with EU." According to Kommersant, Lukashenko refused to meet with Lavrov.
"Belarusian President's decision to ignore Lavrov's visit is a demonstrative gesture since earlier, Lukashenko used to meet even with Russian governors visiting Minsk," newspaper said.