Further Belarus-Russia talks on ‘sore points’ not ruled out – Lukashenka

Belarus and Russia will keep discussing sensitive issues, President Alyaksandr Lukashenka made it plain during Friday’s meeting with students of the Belarusian State Medical University.

Another stage will take place on December 20 at an informal summit of the EAEU in St. Petersburg.

“Then, perhaps, one will need a few more rounds of negotiations with the Russian Federation on ore points,” he said.

As reported earlier, Alyaksandr Lukashenka is counting on meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in the rest of the year.

On December 7, Putin and Lukashenka failed to make any comment on the integration talks they had held in Sochi; officials and diplomats confined themselves to vague generalities. Experts are divided over the outcome of the meeting; for example, Belarusian political analyst Alyaksandr Klaskouski believes that Moscow will manage to force Minsk down to the ground. However, some are of the view that the Russian side suffered a setback.

Belarusian activists are going to stage another protest rally on December, 20.

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