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Putin, Lukashenka speak by phone

Alyaksandr Lukashenka /

On March 26, the day when Alyaksandr Lukashenka made a visit to the Shklou district and dismissed the local authorities, he received a telephone call from Vladimir Putin. The telephone conversation initiative came from Moscow, BelTA informs. The press service of the Russian president informs that "topical issues in Russian-Belarusian relations were examined with an emphasis on the development of cooperation within the framework of the Union State." Lukashenka and Putin also touched upon the topic of "integration processes in the format of the Eurasian Economic Union."

According to the press service of the Belarusian president, "issues of bilateral interstate relations were discussed, as well as some topics on the international agenda." Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Vladimir Putin talked about future meetings in the framework of international forums in Nur-Sultan and Beijing.

More news in the PETARDA daily program podcast for March 27, 2019.