OREANDA-NEWS. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko went to Russia. This visit will be his first trip abroad after the presidential election, against the results of which the Belarusian opposition has been protesting for a month.

Sputnik Belarus, with reference to the presidential press service, reports that within the framework of a working visit, “the Belarusian head of state will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi; the talks will be held in a one-on-one format.” “The leaders of the countries will discuss the state and prospects for the development of bilateral cooperation in various fields, the topic of union relations, consider international problems and the situation in the region, issues of joint response to emerging challenges,” the message says.

Mass opposition protests began across Belarus on August 9, after the presidential election, which was won by Lukashenko. According to the Central Election Commission, he gained 80.1 % of votes.