Lukashenko says Belarus may integrate with Russia with no loss of sovereignty, tass.com

Minsk is not opposed to integration with Russia within the Union State but this move must not imply any loss of the republic’s statehood and sovereignty, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Monday.

“When we speak about integration, we must clearly understand that this means integration without any loss of statehood and sovereignty,” the Belarusian leader said at a meeting with reporters and public figures.

“We have never opposed the closest union but we have always been kept at bay and now you [Russia] are keeping us at a distance,” Lukashenko added. Läs artikel