President of Russia Vladimir Putin denies plans to unite Russia and Belarus in a single Union State, as he said at his annual “straight line”, during which he answers the questions of the representatives of the community on the phone, Interfax Ukraine reported.
“Russia and Belarus are not going to integrate into one single state,” Putin said answering the question on such possibility.
He noted that there is an agreement with President of Belarus Oleksandr Lukashenko on the revision of the agreement of the so-called union state which was signed many years ago.
According to him, Russia and Belarus did not fulfill some provisions of the agreement.
Putin said for now the expert groups formed on the level of the Government work on the revision of the mentioned agreement between the countries.
As it was reported, at “West-2017” joint drills of Russia and Belarus it was suggested that Russian troops will allegedly enter Belarus for drills and will stay there forever. But Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Larov denied this information and called it “nonsense”.