The Russian embassy in Minsk has appealed to the Foreign Ministry of Belarus asking for a meeting with Russians arrested over Sunday election protests, a spokesman for the embassy Vadim Gusev said.
He added that the Foreign Ministry of Belarus has been informed on the issue but has not yet sanctioned the meeting.
President Alexander Lukashenko, who assumed office in 1994, was re-elected for a fourth term with almost 80% of the vote.
The opposition members took to the streets to protest against the results. Hundreds of protesters, including nine Russians, were detained by the police.