Lukashenko: Russia is not ready to build a Union with Belarus

Russia is not ready to build a "real" Union State with Belarus. This was stated by the Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko in an interview with television channel MIR.

"We are not ready for this today; and not so much Belarusians, as Russians, Russian leaders," he said.

In his opinion, Russia and Belarus should have earlier held a referendum and established common legislation, including a Constitution, but did not do so "in due time". Instead, they "chose certain issues and began to solve them."

Lukashenko noted that now, the two countries should resolve the issue of equal conditions for the functioning of production.

"What are the equal conditions here, if we, our enterprises, get natural gas five times more expensive than Russia?" he said.

Earlier, Lukashenko said that the integration of Russia and Belarus would continue.

  Belarus, Russia, Lukashenko

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