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EEU Summit in Kremlin: Alexander Lukashenko criticizes Putin and Russian policy

At a joint press conference after the Eurasian Economic Union Summit Alexander Lukashenko said that although the idea of the "Union" was not bad, but the way President Putin and Russia behave was no good at all.

EEU Summit in Kremlin: Alexander Lukashenko criticizes Putin and Russian policy

Yesterday, December 23 at the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting in the Kremlin, an agreement on Kyrgyzstan's accession to the EEU was signed. But at the press conference after the meeting Alexander Lukashenko harshly criticized the policy pursued by President Putin and Russia as a whole with respect to Belarus.

"Advantages of our union are obvious and I will not dwell on them. As for the outstanding issues, we have not had the free movement of goods yet and we don"t have that now. We have nothing to conceal. Despite all international norms, we have been banned to transport goods from the territory of Belarus. It was done unilaterally, without any consultation, bypassing the Eurasian Economic Commission and, moreover, as it became known as a result of today's talks with Vladimir Putin – without his consent!" said Lukashenko, commenting on the situation when the movement of transit goods from Belarus was blocked on the border with Russia.

"There is no clear mechanism of interaction and control within the Customs Union. But the saddest thing is that CES has no desire to control the situation. There are questions, but there are no answers. Our people will not accept another CIS," Lukashenko said.

He also said that Belarus was ready for equal respect in the Customs Union.

"Maybe today someone wants to nip off something from Russia, demanding something from it in these difficult times. But it's not Belarus. So, do not pass the buck. We did not come here with hat in hand," Lukashenko said.