Interview with Russia 24

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Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko gave an interview to the Russian federal state TV channel Russia 24. He was interviewed by Deputy Director of the Russia 1 TV channel Sergey Brilev.

The interview was about Belarus’ economic development and major drivers of growth, the Eurasian Economic Union, global agenda and international politics, digital transformations in the Eurasian space.

“Everything is in our heads. We know which way to go and how. The Eurasian union will soon mark five years since founding. There are examples to see and study: various unions, including the European Union. We understand what we should do and should not to avoid ‘a Brexit’,” the head of state said. “We know everything, but we do not do everything. You know that we create problems with our own hands: barriers emerge in trade although we agreed on the free movement of capital, workforce, commodities, services and so on. I told Dmitry Anatolyevich [Medvedev] that we see national egoism every step on the way in trade. But we know that this should not happen.”

Aleksandr Lukashenko also highlighted the importance of fulfilling all agreements. “We must fulfill these agreements by all means. This is not the case yet,” he said.