Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that in Belarus, as in Russia, the determination of foreign policy is the prerogative of the president, not parliament. He said this on the air of the radio “Moscow speaking”.
Earlier, the chairman of the Standing Committee on International Affairs of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus, Andrei Savinykh, said on the air of the Solovyov Live program that “both de facto and de jure, Crimea has long been recognized as Russian” by his country.
“In Belarus, the parliament does not determine foreign policy. As with us, this is the prerogative of the president, “said, commenting on the words of the Savinykh, Peskov.
Earlier, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko jokingly complained that Vladimir Putin did not invite him to Crimea on November 4.
On the Day of National Unity, the President of the Russian Federation said that Crimea and Sevastopol are forever with Russia.
Also on November 4, Putin and Lukashenko approved the Military Doctrine of the Union State at a meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Union.
In addition, the Russian leader announced progress in negotiations with Belarus on oil and gas. Putin said that the cost of energy resources for Minsk is 9-10 times lower than spot prices in Europe.