Contents tagged with Union State

  • President of Kazakhstan rejects Lukashenko’s invitation to join the Union State of Russia and Belarus

    Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev described as a "joke" the words of the self-proclaimed president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, who invited Kazakhstan to join the Union State of Russia and Belarus in order to have access to nuclear weapons.

    "I appreciated his joke. I think that there is no need for this, since there are other integration associations, primarily the Eurasian Economic Union. As for nuclear weapons, we do not need them," Radio Azattyq quotes Tokayev as saying.

    Earlier, …

  • Lukashenko approves new guidelines for Russian and Belarusian troops

    Alexander Lukashenko has approved updated guidelines for the regional contingents of Russian and Belarusian troops, reports BELTA news agency.

    "No matter how much we say here, no matter how much the leadership of the United States, and now the leadership of NATO, will try to put us to sleep. They say, we are making excuses. No, we just train like that. But we are military people. Even if we train, it means something. That's why we can't be complacent. Even if we have a really powerful army …

  • Russian Defense Minister: our priority is to ensure security of Belarus

    The Russian Defense Ministry considers the security of the Federal State of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus its priority, stated the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu, Interfax reports.

    Speaking at the joint military panel of Russia and Belarus, the Russian Defense Minister noted that recently the U.S. tried to change the power in the Republic of Belarus. According to Shoygu, American satellites and color revolution technologies were used. One of the goals of such …

  • Belarus and Russia resume talks on Union State

    Representatives of Russia and Belarus are again discussing integration road maps, reported the Belarusian news agency BELTA.

    According to the Belarusian Ambassador to Russia Vladimir Semashko, at the moment representatives of the countries are discussing the integration algorithm.

    "There were 30 road maps, 28 and a half of them have been agreed. There were some moments on the price of gas and compensation for the tax maneuver on oil. These maps require more detailed discussion, the rest have …

  • Belarus reveals unexpected details of integration plan with Russia

    In 2019, Russia proposed to Minsk to transfer 95% of the power to the supranational level as part of the integration between the two countries, said the Belarusian Ambassador to Russia Vladimir Semashko.

    He called such a proposal “a complete surrender”, BelTA reports. According to the diplomat, the document assumed "giving up everything," leaving Minsk a few points - for example, the right to call law enforcement agencies “militsiya”, not police.

    Semashko noted that equality is important in …

  • Number of Belarusian supporters of union with Russia down by a third

    The number of Belarusian citizens who support the idea of a union state with Russia has declined by 20 percentage points in the last year, Kommersant reports, citing the results of a sociological study by Andrey Vardomatsky’s Belarusian Analytical Workshop.

    While at the start of 2019, more than 60% of Belarusians advocated a union with Russia, by December this figure had dropped to nearly 40%.

    At the same time, sociologists have been observing a growth in the number of supporters of Belarus …

  • Russia and Belarus to create joint Parliament and Government

    Belarusian Ambassador to Russia Vladimir Semashko said that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko agreed to create a joint Parliament and government as part of the Union State.

    "The presidents agreed that the stated goals are ambitious, and they should not change. These goals include the transition to unified tax legislation, the creation of common markets for oil, gas, and electricity, the creation of a single Parliament and government with executive …