The presidents of Belarus and Russia, Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Vladimir Putin, talked on Monday, among others, about the Zapad-2021 maneuvers. According to information from a channel close to the press services of the President of Belarus on the Telegram communicator, programs within the federal state are already “largely ready, and specific decisions on them will be taken in the near future”.
The Pulse First channel informed that Alyaksandr Lukashenka had been talking by phone with the Russian leader Vladimir Putin. One of the topics was negotiations on deepened integration within the federal state.
According to Puł First, union programs, as the maps of deepened integration of Belarus and Russia within the union state are now called, are already “largely ready, and specific decisions on them will be taken in the near future”.
“There was also talk of the upcoming Zapad-2021 maneuvers” – indicated. The “situation on the borders of Belarus and NATO” was discussed separately and in great detail. The Zapad-2021 strategic maneuvers will take place on September 10-16 in Belarus near the border with Poland and Russia, with the participation of 200,000 people. soldiers.
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