Moscow, 12 July 2022 (TDI): President of Russia, Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with the President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko.
🇷🇺🇧🇾📞 President Vladimir #Putin spoke over the phone with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.
🤝 The leaders focused on the situation regarding Lithuania’s illegal restrictions on transit to Kaliningrad, discussed possible joint measures.
— MFA Russia 🇷🇺 (@mfa_russia) July 11, 2022
The leaders discussed current issues of bilateral trade and economic cooperation over the phone. The two counterparts concentrated on the issue of the illegal restrictions that Lithuania placed on cargo transportation to the Kaliningrad Region.
They addressed a few potential collaborative measures in this context. Additionally, the leaders spoke on the status of Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine.
Both Presidents also talked extensively about the state of affairs in the post-Soviet region. Deliveries of Russian energy resources to Europe were another important topic that received extensive discussion.
Remarks of President Putin
The Russian President illumined his Belarusian counterpart on the state of affairs. Vladimir Putin stated that Russia is prepared to uphold its commitments and provide natural gas and other energy resources.
However, this would be if Western European countries request them due to the numerous issues that have arisen in the lead-up to the winter season, including a significant shortage and a serious situation with deliveries overall.
The discussion also covered the transportation of Belarusian commodities through the ports of St. Petersburg and the development of a Belarusian port in Bronka.
In addition, the Presidents of Belarus and Russia discussed the defense and security issues as part of ongoing negotiations.
Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko also discussed their bilateral ties. Among other things, they talked about the upcoming meeting schedule.
Relations Between Russia and Belarus
The strategic alliance between Belarus and Russia is founded on a number of factors, including their shared geographic position, strong historical and cultural ties, as well as their economic ties, and corporate collaboration.
The Agreement on the Establishment of the Union States of Belarus and Russia, which was signed by the heads of state in 1999, creates a legal framework for cooperation between the two nations.
In accordance with the Agreement, Belarus and Russia established a number of primary objectives: to guarantee peaceful and democratic growth; to create a single economic and customs area, and to establish an appropriate legal framework.
The agreement also places additional emphasis on maintaining security and battling crime while pursuing the agreed-upon social, defense, and diplomatic policies.