Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Sochi, Russia. The two leaders skied together after the meeting.
Putin and Lukashenko went to the Krasnaya Polyana Ski Resort at the top of the Caucasus mountains after the meeting, where the close relations and new agreements between the two countries were evaluated. The two skied together and got on the snowmobile.
Putin and Lukashenko participated in the ice hockey competition on the ice rink inside the Kremlin Palace after their meeting last autumn.
During the meeting, Putin pointed out that Belarus is Russia’s best commercial partner and said, “There is no need to explain separately here, but we are people close to each other. Our culture, religion, language and histories are the same. “This has been the case for centuries, not just in the great patriotic war in recent history.”
THANKS FROM LUKAŞENKO TO PUTIN
Speaking after Putin’s statements especially in the field of economy, Lukashenko said, “Our commercial turnover among our countries is around 70 billion dollars. We are in the fourth place in the list of countries with the highest trade with Russia. We buy raw materials and components from Russia. Therefore, I would like to thank Mr. Putin. Railway transportation between Russia and Belarus was stopped after the corona virus epidemic. This line was opened as of February 8. In addition, the obstacle in air transport was removed. Land transportation is next. “Barriers to transportation will also be removed.”
“THE MOST EFFECTIVE VACCINE IS FROM RUSSIA”
Referring to the vaccines developed by Russia against Covid-19, Lukashenko said, “You have three registered vaccines and you continue to work on this path. Russian science shows the highest efficiency. The most effective vaccine is the vaccines produced by Russia. Covid-19 cases in Belarus. began to decline sharply. Towards the summer or autumn, we will now approach zero cases, “he said.
Stating that Putin kept his promise to him, Lukashenko said, “You told me that the first country to be sent the vaccine would be Belarus, and you did this. Out of the average 100 Belarusians with Sputnik V vaccine, 2 or 3 people were seen with the virus again. That’s why we say that the most effective vaccine is the Russian vaccine, “he said.
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