Lukashenka sends New Year greeting to Putin, not Obama

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Alyaksandr Lukashenka
has sent greetings to the administration of the Russian Federation, Patriarch
of Moscow Kirill, Presidents of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Ukraine,
to CIS, European, Asian, African, Middle East and Latin American leaders.

The Belarusian
Presidnet's greetings have also been sent to international organizations,
Russian regions, famous politicians and civil activists and representatives of business
circles.

But no greetings
have been sent to the U.S. President. Lukashenka did not congratulate Obama on
his re-election either. The official explanation was the principle of reciprocity:
Obama had not congratulated the Belarusian leader on his re-election in 2010.

Photo by — Reuters