Belarus and Russia agreed on joint steps in enhancing security, Alyaksandr Lukashenka stated after Monday’s meeting with Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg.
“You see what is taking place around us. All we want is to preserve stability in Russia and Belarus. Very few peaceful spots have left in this world. We have agreed on joint steps to preserve stability in our states,” state-run news agency BelTA quotes Lukashenka.
During yesterday’s meeting, Vladimir Putin was informed about a terror attack in St.Petersburg metro.
“We spoke a lot about security, and not just because of this incident. Security was the main issue on the agenda. The oil and gas sector was not the matter we started our talks with. We paid our primary attention to security issues, as we planned to do,” the Belarusian leader stressed.
Moreover, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said that Belarus and Russia regulated all the disputable issues in bilateral relations. According to Vladimir Putin, the sides settled all the disputes issues in the oil and gas sphere.
Air assault operation as part of Belarus-Russia wargame (video by BelTA)
Meanwhile, a tactical air assault operation took place in Vitsebsk region as part of a Belarusian-Russian army exercise:120 men parachuted down to the ground. As part of the exercise, a joint tactical group consisting of representatives of the Russian airborne forces and the Belarusian special operations forces, was deployed to block and eliminate an illegal armed group with the help of the Belarusian Interior special units.
Belsat.eu, following BelTA