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Thursday, March 15, 2018

“”Money”: Lukashenka has confused Putin with Medvedev”

The curiosity turned error Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at a meeting of the state Council of the Union state.

photo: kremlin.ru

It happened in Minsk, where the Supreme state Council of the Union state, which, according to the Kremlin, discussed economic issues, foreign policy issues, as well as further development of the Union state.

Opening the meeting in an expanded format, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, addressing to the President of Russia, named him President Dmitry Medvedev.

“Mr Medvedev”, — said Lukashenka to Putin, but immediately corrected himself: “Dear Mr President, dear Dmitry Anatolyevich”, — Lukashenka again.

Vladimir Putin could not resist and commented on the reservation of the Belarusian leader: “that’s Right, money is all there,” joked the Russian President, alluding to the fact that the distribution of budgetary funding had been the Cabinet of Ministers of Russia, headed by Medvedev, reports the Vedomosti newspaper.

Next, the two presidents noted that this meeting was being prepared seriously: “We’re three times with Vladimir Putin discussed by telephone, our premiere discussed,” he said. “Our team did a good job,” said Putin.

The Russian President noted that the integration that began 20 years ago at the initiative of the first President of Russia Boris Yeltsin and incumbent Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko “has been successful”.


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