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The unification of Russia and Belarus until 2024 will not. About this at a plenary session of St Petersburg international economic forum (SPIEF), said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, writes TASS.
“There can’t be”, — Putin said, responding to a leading question of the session.
He added that Belarusians, Russians and Ukrainians were originally one people, but with time they gained their own identity. “It so happened that we live in different countries. Today there is no reason for state enterprises”, — said Putin.
In April, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that his country will not compromise on the issue of its independence. According to him, the Belarusian people will curse anyone who tries to destroy his homeland, even if it is the President or the government.
A month earlier the press-Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin does not discuss the possibility of unification of Russia and Belarus for the sake of Putin in power after 2024. According to Peskov, on the agenda of the administration of the President there are other issues.
At the end of 2018, it was reported that the Belarusian leadership held a closed meeting on the protection of state sovereignty. At the same time Lukashenko spoke about the offers he received to become part of Russia six regions.
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