President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, the two countries must build the Union on an equal footing, because unions are built on inequality do not exist for a long time.

"to Build our Alliance, we have exclusively on an equal basis. I as a historian well know, I studied this subject very carefully: the unions, not built on an equal basis does not exist for a long time", – said Lukashenko on Friday in Minsk at a meeting with Prime Minister of Russia who previously took part in the meeting of the intergovernmental Council of the EAEC in the Belarusian capital.

The Belarusian leader noted that "the times have changed: today, as in the middle ages, to capture some country and subjugate 100-150 years". "the Situation is different. Yes and no, Yes, and Russia their land enough, if to speak about Russia… But if someone thinks outside of our country, on the other hand such things and notions, I think, his life is short lived" – said Lukashenko.

Earlier, the Belarusian leader has repeatedly stated that it will not allow anyone to "betray, break, and destroy" the Republic, it is necessary to maintain "peaceful", and the Republic’s sovereignty is not for sale. Including the President has told that cannot go on "dissolution" of the sovereignty of Belarus to Russia, Belarus or the "eat" in the year following this decision.