Lukashenko: disputes between Belarus and Russia has faded into the background after the terrorist attack in St. Petersburg


RIA Novosti

All disputes between Belarus and Russia, which the leaders of these countries were to discuss on April 3, when the attack took place in the St. Petersburg metro, depart on the second plan. This was stated by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in an exclusive interview with TV channel “MIR 24”.

“There were many contradictions and problems in relations of Russia and Belarus on certain issues. And it bothered me and President Putin. All of this was unpleasant, especially between our countries. We were preparing for this meeting. And here we go to this meeting and here are just happening in parallel at the same time an act of terrorism. All these problems we lived, maybe a few months before our meeting — we were determined to argue, to cut this Gordian knot, — all of them faded into the background. We realized the true value in this life. Well, that is disputes over oil, gas and so forth, when suddenly in front of you there is a terrorist act and killed the people we should protect,” — said Lukashenko.

He also noted that against such international terrorist syndicates struggle can only be international, the whole world.

Monday, April 3, in the subway of St. Petersburg, an explosion occurred. The attack killed 14 people, more than 50 were injured.