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Ten days ago, the Press Secretary of the President, Natalya Eismont, told the Glavny. Tur YouTube channel that more than forty requests for an interview with the President of Belarus had come from foreign media, also adding that the Head of State had not spoken with major federal Russian media for a long time. “We understand this perfectly well and hear signals from [reporters] Vladimir Solovyov and Dmitry Kiselyov,” she stressed.
In her talk to the YouTube channel, Ms. Eismont announced a big interview with Aleksandr Lukashenko to the Russian federal media, explaining that it was scheduled for the end of the year, “It will be very good to talk with our Russian friends and colleagues, to sum up the results of the year which is quite good in terms of integration. We have plans, as we have owed to many [media]. Therefore, I am now setting a task for myself (there is a truly huge interest in the Presidnt) to find some time at least once a week in the President's busy schedule to satisfy this interest and organise at least a brief conversation with someone from the foreign media.”