Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko said that his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin “did not spark”. He noted that the problem is always there, and Russia and Belarus they are “mirrored”.

“we (Vladimir Putin.— “B”) is indeed held such an open, good conversation. Although many here think we have a something spark. Nothing sparks! There are problems always,” said Mr. Lukashenka at a meeting with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (quoted by BelTA).

Lavrov said that “the spark necessary for the ignition to go forward.” The President of Belarus agreed with this. “Enough, of course, the problems we have, you have. This pandemic, at the international level. And you have today’s political problems with the roof in connection with the adoption of new amendments to the Constitution. We have presidential elections. So really, like brothers, everything runs parallel, mirrored these issues that you have, that we have,” he said.

Lukashenko expressed confidence that “no catastrophic problems” and they will be able to solve it.

Earlier today the presidents of Russia and Belarus have discussed by telephone the cooperation between the two countries in the fight against coronavirus and the finalization of the agreement on mutual recognition of visas. Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko also noted the special significance of the anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war for the peoples of the two countries. The theme of the BGB, as later reported press-Secretary of the President of Belarus Natalia Eismont, was not discussed.

on 18 June in Belarus were detained the former Chairman of Belgazprombank and presidential candidate Victor Babariko. The state control Committee stated that he was a direct organizer, head of the illegal activities. There are also reports about the involvement in the crimes in the Bank “big bosses “Gazprom”, and maybe higher.” The Kremlin believes that the accusations of “Gazprom” must be followed by the argument.