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03 February 2017, 12:42

Belarus' secession from Eurasian Economic Union, Union State described as total fiction

MINSK, 3 February (BelTA) – Reports about Belarus' desire to no longer be part of the Eurasian Economic Union and the Union State of Belarus and Russia are complete and total fiction. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the relevant statement as he met with representatives of the general public, Belarusian and foreign mass media on 3 February, BelTA has learned.

The President noted that such reports are released because there are individuals, who profit from it. They take joy in the distribution of such reports.

“As far as the session of the Union State Council of Ministers, the Supreme State Council, and participation in the Eurasian Economic Union summit are concerned, my requirements and understanding were clear: what can we talk about if the issues we have agreed on are not being dealt with?” stated Alexander Lukashenko.

“They need to be addressed because otherwise we are turning all the sessions of the Union State into a disgrace. Things are not moving while we keep meeting. What can we talk about? We need to deal with problems,” stressed the Belarusian leader.

The President reminded that Belarus had never opposed integration projects but had been the initiator of all of them. “We are preparing a major media release — an entire group of scientists and specialists are working on it — on Belarusian-Russian relations. I remember the inception of the Customs Union… Why did we join it? We expected the union to be based on equality and equal conditions. It is the most important thing. A union cannot exist without it. If conditions are unequal, there is no sense in joining it,” said the Belarusian leader.

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