Medvedev Ignored Lukashenko's Invitation to Arrive in Brest

27.06.2011 09:01

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev, despite the invitation, has not arrived in Brest on the 70th anniversary of the Great Patriotic War. This was reported by President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko during a trip to Brest voblast on June 23. "Why didn't he come? One should address this question to him. I have no definite answer to this question," said the head of state.

«We haven’t disccussed the issue after the invitation having been sent,» said Alexander Lukashenko, BelTA informs.

The President believes that the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War is an occasion to demonstrate the Belarusians and Russians that «we have common memory and we are always together.»

However, a Kremlin source advised to ask Alexander Lukashenko why he did not use the invitation of Dmitri Medvedev to visit Moscow on June 22, reports IA «REGNUM-Belarus.»

«We were in Brest in 2008, so we invited him to us,» said the source.