Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on the dates of the Russian leader’s visit to Minsk. RIA Novosti reports.
Lukashenko announced that Putin will visit Belarus as part of the CIS summit. “He (Putin) will fly to us in Minsk, somewhere on October 15 we will have a CIS summit (…) and we will discuss the details,” the president said.
Earlier, Alexander Lukashenko agreed with Putin on the list of Russian weapons to be supplied to Belarus until 2025. Belarus plans to spend more than a billion dollars buying weapons from Russia.
On September 9, the joint strategic exercises “West-2021” with Russia began in Belarus. “I am convinced that the exercise will demonstrate the high disposition of the armies of our countries for joint actions that ensure the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of the State of the Union,” said the head of the exercise, Chief of the General Staff of the Belarusian Armed Forces Viktor Gulevich.