The administration of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin hopes for the visit of the head of the Belarusian state Alexander Lukashenko to the occupied Crimea. This was stated by the press secretary of Putin Dmitry Peskov on the air of the Russia 1 TV channel, RBK-Ukraine reports.
"Are we waiting for the President of Belarus in the Crimea? Of course, we are waiting," Peskov said.
In addition, the RIA Novosti news agency reported that a similar statement was made by the leader of the occupying power of the peninsula, Sergei Aksyonov.
"Crimea will be happy to receive Lukashenko, he will feel at home on the peninsula," Aksyonov said.
Lukashenko on Friday ordered the full closure of the country's border with Ukraine, seeking to block what he called an inflow of weapons to coup-plotters detected by his security services.
"A huge amount of weapons comes from Ukraine to Belarus. That's why I instructed border guards to completely close the border with Ukraine," Lukashenko said.