MINSK, 7 October (BelTA) – Belarus and Russia can do more together with regard to the counteraction of Western sanctions. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the relevant statement at a government conference in Minsk on 7 October, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko pointed out that although the sanctions per se represent a challenge for the economy, this moment can be used to explore new opportunities, to get mobilized, and produce results regardless of any pressure. “The brotherly country of Russia is an example of that. The West thought it had closed trade with Russia. But Russia cast away all kinds of nuances, took a look at domestic reserves, and made a gigantic leap forward. Particularly in the areas that have been ruined since the middle of the 1990s,” the president said.
“Listen, we can do more together. I've just talked to the president of Russia [over the phone in the morning on 7 October]. No problems. We can and we should and Russia is ready for working together in all the areas Belarus needs. It is up to us to decide,” Aleksandr Lukashenko added.