MINSK, 28 April (BelTA) – Belarus is willing to cooperate with Russia any time and in any area, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Governor of Voronezh Oblast, Russia Aleksandr Gusev on 28 April, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that Belarusian companies can provide Russia with any equipment it needs, especially since Western companies suspended their business in the country. Belarus once opted for the independent development of its industry and that decision proved to be right.
“We are not facing such big problems with import substitution as Russia. You relied too much on others giving preference to German, U.S. equipment. Their products were three times as expensive, and now you have none of them at all. This is where this practice of relying on partners has led you to. Western countries are a sort of partners who will not stop at anything until you are on your knees. We are ready to cooperate with Russia on any front today,” the president added.