The much anticipated one-on-one meeting between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko has begun in Minsk after hours of talks between the Eurasian Customs Union, EU and Kiev in the Belarusian capital.
A prank call with Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has been leaked by some security services to the Ukrainian media, a Russian prankster has claimed. The call, in which the young man poses as ousted president Yanukovich’s son, touches on Ukraine.
Six Russian Sukhoi-27 fighter jets and three transport planes have been deployed at Bobruisk airfield in Belarus. Earlier this week Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko invited Russian forces to fend off potential NATO threat.
His reputation precedes him: The long-time Belarusian leader Aleksandr Lukashenko has been often referred to in the Western media as ‘Europe’s last dictator’. But he insists he doesn’t have the means to be one as RT sits down with the President.
The CSTO should devise a “plan of practical actions in Afghanistan in order to minimize possible risks” Putin said at a meeting with the leaders of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko called on the newly elected parliament to modernize the country’s political system. That process will largely depend on domestic circumstances and the situation in neighboring countries, he said.