Aug 1, 2022 10:17 p.m
“Russia and Belarus can form a union that will be the envy of federations and confederations and even unitary states, without losing their respective sovereignty” – with these words Belarusian President Lukashenko appointed the previous deputy head of his presidential administration as the new ambassador to Moscow .
Alexander Lukashenko, the President of Belarus, on Monday appointed one of his closest confidants, the former deputy head of the Presidential Administration in Minsk, Dmitry Krutoi, as the Belarusian ambassador to the Russian Federation. The news agency reports this in the evening BelTa and other agencies according.
In a video of the appointment ceremony, Lukashenko praises the new ambassador as a “promising man”:
“Therefore, in the conversation with the President of Russia… He was, of course, pointed out who Krutoi is, but I will not tell you what I told him, the main thing is that this man is very promising.”
During a telephone conversation on July 22, the presidents of Russia and Belarus discussed sending a new ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to the Russian capital.
The Belarusian embassy in Russia has been dubbed the “second government” by the head of state. After all, Russia is the republic’s most important economic partner, said Lukashenko.
At the same time, the President commented on the prospects for Russian-Belarusian integration. Belarus and Russia can form a close union while maintaining their respective sovereignty and independence.
“We are smart people. And the Russian President is perfectly sane and understands the direction in which we need to move. Thus, if we maintain the independence of Russia and Belarus, we will be able to build such a union that will be the envy of federal, confederate, and perhaps even unitary states“,
said Alexander Lukashenko. He sees the focus of integration in the economic sphere and repeatedly emphasized that the independence and sovereignty of the Republic of Belarus are not at issue:
“The most important question is the economy. This is the most important issue. When we have economy, everything else will follow. I would like to note: the sovereignty and independence of Belarus (which we so often hear from the West, they put these ideas in our heads that we almost lose our sovereignty and independence if we cooperate with Russia) I would like to mention to you as that future representatives not only of the President in Russia say, these are permanent things. That’s not even up for discussion.“
Krutoi has been in charge of negotiating the union and integration treaties with the Russian Federation in the past.
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