The presidents of Belarus and Russia authenticated a plethora of measures and reforms on 4th November 2021 to enhance the amalgamation and the integration of the two nations. However, this integration will stop short of a complete merger.
Russian and Belarusian Presidents meet at Minsk
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin authenticated the amalgamation reforms in a bilateral Supreme State Council for the union state meeting at Minsk. Vladimir Putin partook in the meeting via a video link from Russia-invaded Crimea.
The reforms authenticated at the council meeting were drafted out by the two long time leaders in September 2021. The measures dictate the creation and fabrication of a solitary gas market and mutual financial markets.
In 1999, the two nations accepted more intimate economic, political, and military ties. However, the partnership has often witnessed to be stressed. Alexander Lukashenko has sometimes reprimanded Moscow for trying to force the Belarusian President to renounce control of esteemed economic possessions and ultimately resolve his country’s independence.
Nevertheless, Alexander Lukashenko is dependent on Russia for sustenance as Belarus evolves as a progressively isolated country owing to its severe clampdown on the opposition, human rights groups, and independent media houses in light of his enormous demonstrations and reelection in 2020.