In Sochi started the meeting of Putin and Lukashenko

the Presidents of Russia and Belarus Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko hold talks in Sochi.

the talks will discuss urgent issues of cooperation between the two countries, including in the context of integration processes in the framework of the Union state, RIA Novosti reported. First, the two leaders will meet tete-a-tete, later to be joined by the delegations.

the Meeting of Putin and Lukashenka takes place against the backdrop of difficulties in the oil and gas question and of the visit to Belarus of Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.

Lukashenko earlier stated that this meeting will be a “moment of truth”. According to him, Belarus wants “honest, clean, transparent relations,” while Russia is trying to put her on her knees. “Fools found”, — Lukashenka said about the tax maneuver.

the Head of Belarus has repeatedly said that his country is looking for other sources of oil supplies, the Russian alternative. In addition, still have not resolved the issue of conditions of Russian gas deliveries.