It is reported by "Hromadske".

It is noted that during his speech of thanks to the organizers of the event, he thanked Russia.

“Thank you, Russia!

Thank you, Odessa! "

- he said.

It is noted that after that the audience began to react negatively to his words and the director apologized.

In October 2019, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, during a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Zelensky in Zhitomir, made a reservation and mentioned Russia instead of Ukraine.