During a press conference of the Foreign Ministers of Russia and Belarus, Sergei Lavrov and Vladimir Makei, journalists confused the patronymic of the Russian minister. The video is published by the Pool N3 Telegram channel.
A representative of the BelTA agency turned to Lavrov and named him Sergei Vladimirovich.
“He’s Viktorovich! Then you can say Vladimir Viktorovich for compensation, ”the minister replied, pointing to Makei.
The journalist apologized and explained that there were “many Vladimirovichs” in the leadership. The authors of Pool N3 joked that not everyone in Belarus knows Lavrov’s name yet.
At the same press conference, the Russian minister said that external pressure was being exerted on Moscow and Minsk, a hybrid war was being waged. According to the diplomat, taking into account the aggressive line of the West, the Russian and Belarusian authorities agreed to coordinate efforts to strengthen the sovereignty and ensure the national security of the countries.