Putin praised the progress in Belarus'>Russia-Belarus integration, as the countries marked the 20th anniversary of the Treaty on the Creation of a Union State
Demonstrators gathered in Minsk in Belarus to protest against closer ties with Russia.
Belarus’s economic stability has been predicated on billions of dollars in de facto subsidies from Moscow, amounting to some 3% of the country’s GDP. Russia is increasingly angling for compensation.
Leaders of Russia and Belarus are discussing how to further deepen ties between the two allies — a meeting that triggered a protest in the Belarusian capital.
Discussed closer Belarus'>India-Belarus ties in key areas including commerce, pharmaceuticals, skill development, science & people to people ties.