Putin calls for dialogue between Belarus opposition, Lukashenka regime

In the course of the extended board meeting of Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday, Vladimir Putin made a statement regarding contact between the Belarusian opposition and pro-Lukashenka government.

“Yes, we know that the things in Belarus might have calmed down at the domestic level, but nevertheless, there are problems. We are well aware of that and, of course, we call for dialogue between the authorities and the opposition,” said the Russian president.

At the same time, Putin stressed that Russia would be developing integration processes with Belarus.

“On its part, Russia will certainly continue the line of strengthening ties and deepening integration processes with Belarus. All the 28 recently approved sectoral union programs to form the common economic space will be implemented,” news agency TASS quotes him.

Moscow intends to make a transition to pursuing agreed macroeconomic, fiscal, credit and banking policy with Minsk, Putin added.

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