The Presidents of the Russian Federation and Belarus, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko, agreed to meet in Moscow in the coming weeks. The presidents agreed on this during today's telephone conversation, as the Kremlin website reported.
“Mutual disposition to further strengthen the Russian-Belarusian alliance and expand mutually beneficial cooperation in all areas has been confirmed. It was agreed to hold a meeting in Moscow in the coming weeks,” the message says.
Putin also "warmly congratulated" Lukashenko on his birthday. He turned 66 years old.
As we reported before, Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized the elections in Belarus and called them valid.
“We proceed from the assumption that the elections took place. I did it right away. We recognized their legitimacy. I congratulated Alexander Lukashenko on his victory in these elections,” Vladimir Putin said.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko promised to show Lithuania what sanctions are. Lukashenko announced this on Friday. European Union will adopt sanctions against Belarusian officials the next week. However, President Alexander Lukashenko was not included on the list.