Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko met in Sochi. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov told about what the politicians talked about.
According to Peskov, Lukashenko and Putin actively discussed pressing issues for four hours. The presidents talked about trade and economic relations between Russia and Belarus, as well as the supply of energy.
As for the current situation in the republic, the Kremlin considers Lukashenko to be a legitimate president. Peskov recalled that Putin is in favor of a peaceful and legal settlement of the problem in the neighboring country.
The journalists asked the press secretary if the leaders of the countries had spoken about the dispersal of the protesters in Belarus. Peskov noted that this topic is not part of bilateral relations. Putin only told Lukashenka about his support for the constitutional changes in the republic. However, no one is going to interfere in this process, the Russian president stressed.
The heads of state also discussed the supply of vaccines against COVID-19. According to Peskov, Putin ordered to send the first batch of this substance to the republic.
The press secretary of the Russian president recalled that the meeting of the leaders of the two countries was preceded by negotiations between Russian and Belarusian delegations, Tsargrad writes. At the beginning of the month, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin already spoke with Lukashenko.