Russia Won’t Subsidize Belarus’ Economy Till Integration Issues Resolved

Russian President Vladimir Putin┬ásaid that subsidizing energy prices for Belarus until all issues related to┬áthe Union State are resolved would be a big mistake. “I believe that the decision to create the Union State was right. The Russian and Belarusian people, like the Ukrainian and Russian, are almost one people in the ethnic sense, historical perspective, spiritual principles. Therefore, I am very happy with the fact that we are having such a rapprochement with Belarus,” Putin said at the end-of-year conference in Moscow on 19 December. The Russian president also noted that most of the issues regarding the of the … Continue reading Russia Won’t Subsidize Belarus’ Economy Till Integration Issues Resolved