The President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, arrived in Moscow on Wednesday for a two-day working visit. The Russian press published video images of the arrival of the leader from Minsk at the airport, in which you can see how he was greeted.
How Aleksandr Lukashenko was greeted at the Moscow airport
Aleksandr Lukashenko, aged 68, was greeted at the airport by several officials dressed to the nines. Unlike them, the Belarusian leader got off the plane wearing a sober jacket.
His visit to Moscow follows the one made on the occasion of Victory Day, on May 9, when he participated in the military parade. At that event, the Belarusian leader did not appear to be in great shape, and his health gave rise to speculation.
Aleksandr Lukashenko confirmed on Wednesday that he had health problems, but specified that it was a common adenovirus.
Aleksandr Lukashenko, new talks with Vladimir Putin
The leader from Minsk was not met at the airport by his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, but he is to speak with him, within the Eurasian Supreme Economic Council. The Kremlin confirmed this.
During Thursday’s summit of the Eurasian Supreme Economic Council, the leaders of the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union will analyze the implementation of the decisions regarding the strategic directions for the development of the Eurasian economic integration and will take stock of the international activities of the union, according to the press service of the president of Belarus.
The Supreme Eurasian Economic Council is made up of the heads of state or government of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union. These are Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia.
Belarus is one of Russia’s few allies in the war that President Vladimir Putin launched on February 24, 2022 against Ukraine. Belarus helped Russia launch the invasion by allowing Moscow’s troops to enter the country from its territory.
Russian leader Vladimir Putin said in March that he would station tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus and build a storage facility to be completed by early July this year.
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