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12 April 2022, 14:38

Lukashenko comments on Belarus' participation in Russian cosmodrome construction

AMUR OBLAST, 12 April (BelTA) - The future participation of Belarusian specialists in the construction of the cosmodrome proves the highest level of trust from Russia, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he spoke with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Amur Oblast on 12 April, BelTA has learned.

According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Belarus and Russia will work together to build the infrastructure of the cosmodrome, which guarantees independent access to space for the Union State. In the near future Belarusians will have an opportunity to participate in the development of the town of Tsiolkovsky and the cosmodrome itself.

“It is the highest level of trust. After all, we have come to a closed facility, where you practically never take anyone. The visit of the president of another country, even a friendly one here is the highest level of trust on your part, on the part of Russia. The fact that you offer us to get involved in this giant construction project is the highest level of trust,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.

The head of state underlined that Belarus took well the decision of Russia to provide work opportunities for Belarusian enterprises at the Vostochny Cosmodrome. “This is a very strong step. In Soviet times the Belarusian school was a beacon for the builders of the entire Soviet Union. The country was practically destroyed after the war. A lot had to be rebuilt according to those modern technologies. Not only dwelling but also large industrial facilities. We preserved that. We have large private companies and very powerful state construction trusts which not only build on a turnkey basis, from scratch, but also have their own facilities for the production of building materials,” the president said.

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