In addition, the leaders rode snowmobiles as needed to surprise locals and resort guests. Mr Lukashenko on Monday thanked the Russian president for the economic support he received from Moscow last year amid mass protests.
Russia lent Russia $ 1.5 billion last September. dollars. This was seen as a gesture of support for Lukashenko. After the presidential election in August, the results of which, according to opponents, were rigged, Mr Lukashenko faced unprecedented mass protests.
Mr Lukashenko denies that the election was opaque and held firm. He is also helped by the Kremlin’s support.
During a meeting with Putin, Lukashenko said that the Russian vaccine against coronavirus was the most effective in the world, “no matter what the trolls say.”
For his part, Putin noted that Russia would deliver new batches of the vaccine to Belarus in February and March and had already transferred its production technology to Minsk. According to A. Lukashenko, production is planned to start in March in a Belarusian company.
According to Kommersant, it is believed that Lukashenko may ask Putin for a new $ 3 billion. dollars of credit.
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