The Russian leadership is satisfied with former envoy Babich’s work in Belarus, the newspaper Vedomosti reports.
According to a source close to the Kremlin, Babich contributed to pulling the plug on illegal shipments of various goods from Belarus to Russia totalling to $3 bn.
“Babich has played as a catalyst to expose the problems in the bilateral relations, but also created a lot of conflict situations in both Russia and Belarus,” the media outlet quotes a source in the Federal Assembly.
Moscow is not critical of Babich’s performance; he has fully completed his tasks, the authors stress. Now Babich may resume his work in the presidential administration, they add.
In April 2018, the well-known Russian journalist Sergei Dorenko said in an interview with RTVi that Ambassador Mikhail Babich was given a free hand to bring president Alyaksandr Lukashenka to heel.