Russia’s representative in Trilateral Contact Group Gryzlov becomes new Ambassador to Belarus

Source : 112 Ukraine

Gryzlov can begin to fulfill his new duties before the New Year
17:38, 22 December 2021

Boris Gryzlov

The new ambassador of Russia to Belarus will be chairman of the Supreme Council of United Russia, plenipotentiary of Russia in the contact group on resolving the situation in Donbas, Boris Gryzlov as Interfax reported.

"Boris Gryzlov's candidacy for the post of the Russian ambassador to Belarus has already been approved by the relevant committee for CIS affairs," an informed source in the State Duma told.

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According to him, Gryzlov will be able to start new duties in December.

Since 2015, Gryzlov has been the plenipotentiary representative of the Russian Federation in the contact group for resolving the situation in Donbas. In 2003-2011 he was the speaker of the State Duma and from 2001 to 2003 - the Minister of Internal Affairs of Russia.

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At the end of July, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko mentioned that he was ready to deploy Russian army bases in the republic if it would be necessary for the security of the Union State. In September, Lukashenko reported that Russia could supply Belarus with weapons worth more than $1 billion by 2025.

Later, Lukashenko did not rule out the possibility of deploying Russian nuclear weapons in Belarus.


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