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23 May 2022, 14:30

Serious conversation between Lukashenko, Putin prompted by circumstances

Vladimir Putin. Photo courtesy of the press service of the Russian president
Vladimir Putin. Photo courtesy of the press service of the Russian president

SOCHI, 23 May (BelTA) – The circumstances require a serious and deep conversation between the two leaders. President of Russia Vladimir Putin made the relevant statement as he met with Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko in Sochi, BelTA has learned.

Vladimir Putin reminded that the heads of state had decided to arrange a full-scale bilateral meeting on the sidelines of a recent Collective Security Treaty Organization summit in Moscow.

Vladimir Putin said: “Indeed, the circumstances require a serious and deep conversation. I mean also everything relating to security in the region, the security of our countries, and the things relating to economy.”

The head of state pointed out that the Russian economy is handling the sanctions rather well despite all the complications. “All the macroeconomic parameters indicate it,” Vladimir Putin noted. “During the conversation I will show you what is going on. Certainly, everything is not simple. Everything that is going on requires the economic bloc of the government to pay close attention and exercise extra effort. On the whole, these efforts produce a positive effect. It is reflected by the level of trade turnover between our countries among other things.”

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