After talks with German Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov said Moscow intends to solve the situation regarding arrested Russian journalists and insists on their quick release, Sputnik-Belarus reports.
“Moscow is obviously dealing with the situation concerning Russian journalists and citizens. I have touched upon the matter during my talks with my Belarusian counterpart and have insisted that the journalists' quick release,” Lavrov said.
According to him, Moscow understands that most of the arrested journalists aren’t accredited, but also knows that the journalists had applied on time, in accordance with all rules and procedures.
As reported earlier, several Russian journalists were arrested after the presidential elections in Belarus, including reporter for Sputnik-Belarus Yevgeny Oleyniki.