Belarusian President Alexsandr Lukashenko received Russian Defense Minister Segei Shoigu in Minsk today and of course that was said
The Russian “special operation” in Ukraine continues because Kiev is not willing to negotiate. This is what the official Belarusian press agency BeLta writes.
“If they want our region to live peacefully, regardless of those overseas, both Russia and Belarus are ready,” Lukashenko said, allegedly referring to Ukraine and the United States. “If they want to fight to the last Ukrainian, last Pole and last mercenary, then that is their right. But – the Belarusian President continued – neither we nor our special services see that they are ready for full negotiations and a reasonable agreement. We think they want to continue the war. Well, then the special operation won’t stop.”
Defense Ministers of Russia and Belarus Sergei Shoigu and Viktor Khrenin signed a protocol amending the intergovernmental agreement on jointly ensuring regional security in the military sphere. The signing of the document took place during a meeting of the heads of the military departments of both countries in Minsk, Interfax reported.
PUTIN AND LUKASCHENKO – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian compatriot Alexander Lukashenko could meet on the sidelines of an event in December. This was stated by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, quoted by Tass.
“There might be a joint event that we are considering. As soon as we have an agreement, we will make an announcement,” Peskov said when asked by reporters if a meeting between the two leaders is expected later this year.
Macron and Zaporizhia – French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that he will “soon” be speaking with Russian President Vladimir Putin on issues related to the safety of “civilian nuclear power” and the Zaporizhia power plant, but only tomorrow will he be called by the director of Zaporizhia hear the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi.
In an interview with Le Parisien, Macron recalled that during his visit to the United States he spent “many hours” discussing the war in Ukraine with US President Joe Biden “to have a common mandate”. Then he will speak to Grossi tomorrow and also hear Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. “On this basis, I will soon be able to hold concrete talks with President Putin about civil nuclear power,” said the Elysée boss.
RUSSIAN DIPLOMAT – Russia will stop supplying oil to European countries after EU decision to impose a price cap. This was stated by the Permanent Representative of Russia to international organizations in Vienna, Mikhail Ulyanov, quoted by Tass. “From this year Europe will live without Russian oil. Moscow has already made it clear that it will not supply oil to countries that support an anti-market price cap,” he wrote on Telegram.