President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko expressed concern about the restoration of pogresan on the border with Russia and a cooling of relations between the two countries. He said this on air of TV channel “Russia 24”, reports the portal Sputnik.by.
“We are proud that we have equal rights for Russians and Belarusians. Today it’s already starting to misbehave on the border, the border guards, the Russians brought to the border, customs officers behave it is unclear how to block the goods. People from third countries only via international checkpoints — that is, the confidence is to us,” — said Lukashenko.
He added that Moscow and Minsk “have lost much in many directions.” “On some issues, we allow for kickbacks,” — said the Belarusian leader.
April 7, Lukashenko accused the Kremlin of unwillingness to the creation of the Union state. He expressed the opinion that the lack of equality between Moscow and Minsk is the cause of the economic problems of Belarus.
On 27 January, the FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov ordered to establish a frontier zone on the border with Belarus in Smolensk, Pskov and Bryansk regions. The entry of vehicles or the passage of persons to the frontier possible for identity documents or a special permit. In Minsk this decision was criticized. The order, presumably due to the introduction in action of the decree Lukashenka about a five-day visa-free regime for citizens of 80 countries crossing the state border at the airport of Minsk.
The Treaty establishing the Union state was signed by Moscow and Minsk in 1997. It is a supranational organization with a gradually created common political, economic, military and customs space.