“Sovereignty cannot be negotiated.” Tikhanovskaya on Lukashenko’s talks with Mishustin

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the main rival of Alexander Lukashenko in the presidential election, commented on his meeting with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

“I have always said and repeat that sovereignty cannot be a subject of negotiations or bargaining. I doubt that any decisions and agreements that may be signed by Lukashenko will be recognized by the new government. The reason for this is known: the people refused to trust Lukashenka, ”reads a statement published in the Telegram channel of the Tikhanovska’s press service“ Pool Pervoy ”.

Mishustin and Lukashenko met in Minsk on September 3. “We have made progress on many issues, including the future of the Union State, which will be based on the absolutely independent position of our states, but with appropriate economic measures that we agreed on,” Mishustin said during the meeting.

Together with the Prime Minister of Belarus arrived yet , eight members of the Russian government . They took part in negotiations with the Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko. They discussed, in particular, issues of supply and payment of energy carriers, writes TASS.

They said that the issue of a single currency was not discussed at the meeting between Mishustin and Lukashenko.

On August 30, Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin agreed to  meet in Moscow in the coming weeks.

Putin congratulated Lukashenko on his victory in the presidential election on August 9. After these elections and the protests that began in Belarus after them, Putin and Lukashenka called up five times.

(C)MEDUZA 2020

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