VLADIVOSTOK, 13 April (BelTA) – Belarus and Russia will develop a unity of two independent states, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Governor of Russia's Primorsky Krai Oleg Kozhemyako in Vladivostok on 13 April, BelTA has learned.
The president said that he was honored to visit the edge of “our common homeland”. “We always say: from Brest to Vladivostok. Here is our common homeland of two independent states, and they demonstrate the possibility of building this unity,” said the Belarusian leader.
Aleksandr Lukashenko pointed out that some said that Belarus would be incorporated into Russia. “I say: Putin and I are smart enough not to act in the old way. We will build such a unity of the two independent states that they will learn from us. They will learn from us how to overcome sanctions, and so on,” the president said.