The Presidents of the Russian Federation and Belarus Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko held telephone talks, during which they raised the topic of Ukraine. This was reported by Belta with reference to the Lukashenko's press service.
"The presidents touched upon the situation in Ukraine, as well as the desire of this country for close cooperation with NATO," the message says.
Lukashenko and Putin also exchanged views on the internal situation in Belarus and the Russian Federation. The presidents agreed to meet soon to discuss the problems facing the countries.
As we reported earlier, US President Joe Biden confirmed that he expects to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the near future.
Biden noted that a specific place and time of the summit is being worked out.
"I am confident that we are able to do this [hold the meeting]. We do not have a specific time or place. This is being worked out," Biden said, answering the question if the summit could take place in June.
Biden also noted that the desire to hold the meeting was not related to the fact of the concentration of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine.