Lukashenka appoints Krutoy Ambassador of Belarus to Russia

President of Belarus Lukashenko signed a decree appointing Krutoy as ambassador to Russia Krutoy will replace Semashko, who was examined in a hospital in January, as ambassador to Russia. In addition, he will take the post of Special Representative for Integration Cooperation within the Union State =”image/webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >< source srcset=" 800w" type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 400px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)" >< source srcset=" 1200w" type="image/webp" media="(min-resolution: 192dpi) " >

Dmitry Krutoy

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko appointed Dmitry Krutoy as the new ambassador of the republic to Russia, BelTA reported.

Krutoy was deputy head of the presidential administration and “directly engaged in the development of union programs to deepen integration.”


Now, in addition to the post of ambassador, he will take the post of Plenipotentiary Representative of Belarus to the CIS Economic Council, Special Representative of the Republic for Integration Cooperation within the Union State, the Eurasian Economic Union, the CIS and the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

As BelTA reported, the presidents Russia and Belarus, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko agreed on the candidacy of Krutoy during a telephone conversation on July 22.


As Ambassador of Belarus to Russia, Krutoy will replace Vladimir Semashko. In January 2022, the Telegram channel Mash wrote that the ambassador was hospitalized in Moscow with a heart attack. The Embassy of Belarus, commenting on this information, said that Semashko is in the hospital for examination and his condition does not cause concern. The diplomatic mission then added that the ambassador would return to work in the “near future”.

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The post of deputy head of the presidential administration, which Semashko previously held, in turn, was received by the former Belarusian ambassador to the UK, Maxim Yermolovich. Minsk withdrew it on July 29 “due to a number of unfriendly steps” London, aimed “to cause maximum damage to Belarusian citizens and legal entities.” Belarus also downgraded the level of diplomatic mission in the UK to charge d'affaires.

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