Photo: Kremlin Press Service
Lukashenka and Putin go skiing in Sochi
Russia and Belarus confirm the level of strategic partnership and alliance, Vladimir Putin noted.
In the Russian resort town of Sochi, a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko has begun. This was reported by the Kremlin press service on Monday, February 22.
At the beginning of the meeting, Putin noted that he was glad to have a new personal meeting with a guest from Belarus, since “in modern conditions it is already a great rarity and significant value.”
The President of Russia stressed that the instruments of interaction between the two countries are well-tuned and work well. The Russian Federation, Putin noted, remains the largest trade and economic partner for Belarus, as well as the largest investor.
“I am pleased to state that the level of interaction, strategic partnership, alliance is being confirmed,” Putin said.
Concluding his opening remarks, Putin invited Lukashenka to go skiing.
“I hope we will be able to spend a little time together, relax after today’s working hours. I would like to invite you to go skiing,” the Russian president said.
Earlier, Alexander Lukashenko said that Belarus is the last sovereign state in Europe and today the main international players are fighting to draw Minsk into the orbit of their influence.
It was also reported that Lukashenka announced the terms of his departure from power.
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