Putin says his talks with Lukashenko were constructive

Putin says his talks with Lukashenko were constructive
# 18 February 2022 23:15 (UTC +04:00)
The meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko was friendly and constructive, Putin said at a press conference after their talks on Friday, APA reports citing TASS.
"Today our talks were held in a constructive, businesslike and friendly atmosphere, as they have been for many, many years," he said.
Putin recalled that both sides have repeatedly emphasized that Russia and Belarus are good neighbors, closest allies and strategic partners.
"We are closely intertwined by a shared history, cultural values, and blood and family bonds. Multifaceted bilateral cooperation is unfailingly based on the principles of mutual respect, support, and consideration of each other’s interests," the Russian leader said.
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