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Telephone conversation with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko

November 19, 2021

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.

The presidents continued their discussion of the migrant situation at the border between Belarus and the European Union. They expressed grave concern over the Polish border guards’ unacceptable brutal actions, including extensive use of force and special equipment.

Alexander Lukashenko spoke about the measures Minsk is taking to de-escalate the crisis and provide humanitarian aid to the migrants, as well as about his telephone conversation with Acting Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel on November 17. The presidents of Russia and Belarus noted the importance of establishing cooperation between Minsk and the EU to resolve the issue.

The leaders also touched upon certain aspects of Russian‒Belarusian cooperation in trade and the economy.

They agreed to continue regular contacts at verious levels.

November 19, 2021