The presidents of Belarus and Russia held a telephone conversation on 16 August.
Aleksandr Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Belarus. The Russian President expressed his vision of the situation which has been developing around Belarus.
The two heads of state talked over all the issues on the bilateral agenda. The leaders reaffirmed their agreement that if the situation aggravates due to the external threats the parties will provide a joint response in line with the provisions envisaged in the Collective Security Treaty.