Putin pointed out that the volume of trade transactions fell by 17 percent in 2020 due to the impact of the Govt-19 epidemic, while in the first five months of this year it grew by more than 37 percent.
In the conversation, the DOS news agency reported that Lukashenko said that bilateral economic and cooperation relations are traditional and that thanks to it, the country is able to resist the consequences of unilateral actions used by the West.
He warned that unlike other former Soviet republics, especially those in the south, Belarus has not severed ties with Russia, so their economies are closely linked and strong co-operative relations are maintained.
“We work in our markets, since ancient times, you can say, thanks to which we were able to somehow measure the economy at this difficult, very difficult time because we did not break these ties,” Lukashenko stressed.
This means that despite Minsk taking steps to diversify foreign trade, trade with the West has never played a decisive role in the country’s economy.
He emphasized that the letter was not a signal of a formal antitrust inquiry into Russia, but rather a signal of a formal antitrust inquiry into Russia.
The Belarusian leader assured that the country would oppose Western sanctions, pointing out that the main thing was state security, so “it is necessary to pay full attention to security,” he said.
In this sense, he drew attention to the 1,500 NGOs funded by Western countries operating in the country that have turned to ‘personal terrorism’ against the people who defend the state, especially the delegates.
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