Medvedev talks about closer integration between Belarus and Russia

Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev has said that there is no alternative to the integration movement within the so-called Union State, so the integration should be closer, TASS reports.

Former Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who is now Deputy Head of the Security Council, said that the full potential of the so-called Union State had not yet been used. Therefore, in his view, Belarus and Russia should work on merging the two economies into one, including the introduction of the single currency. But in order to make it possible, the situation in Belarus must be normalized.

According to Medvedev, Russia is watching what is happening in Belarus, but is not interfering in the internal affairs of the country.

“The constitutional process, declared by Alyaksandr Lukashenka, should go by the internal scenario,” said Medvedev.

In turn, Lukashenka’s rhetoric of constitutional change and transfer of power has practically disappeared from his mouth in recent months. According to Lukashenka, the All-Belarusian People’s Assembly, which the authorities are now preparing for, should consider mainly the directions of the country’s economic development.