MINSK, 21 April (BelTA) - It is time for Belarus and Russia to reach agreements, not argue, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he answered MPs' questions on 21 April, BelTA has learned.
“Today is not the time to argue, exacerbate the situation. We need to come to agreements as both we and Russia have a lot of problems. We can and should address these problems together, from security issues to RUB5 billion [earlier issued loans],” Alexander Lukashenko said.
In his words, the two countries' advantages are laid out in the documents adopted in the Union State and the Eurasian Economic Union. The two states just need to follow them, implement the agreements that make part of these documents.
The head of state said: “We feel offended when they say that we live at Russia's expense, that we beg for something. Nothing of the kind. The Russian authorities do not think so,” the president stressed.
“We are not sponges. First of all, by supporting us you support yourselves. Secondly, the only thing we need is equal conditions for work,” Alexander Lukashenko said, taking note of the development of common markets in the Eurasian Economic Union.More about President