Posted: 11.04.2022 09:46:00

Lukashenko, Putin will meet on April 12th, at Vostochny Cosmodrome

The presidents of Belarus and Russia, Aleksandr Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin, will jointly visit the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia’s Amur Region, BelTA reports

"A meeting will take place in a rather unexpected place. On April 12th, Cosmonautics Day, the presidents of Russia and Belarus will arrive at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Amur Region. The leaders will look together at how the cosmodrome construction is progressing, and will also talk to workers. An awarding ceremony for cosmonauts is also planned, as well as a joint press conference – which is especially important in the current situation,” the Rossiya 1 TV channel has informed.

As reported the situation around and in Ukraine will also be high on the agenda, “Belarus would like to act as a guarantor of security. Moscow also supports this idea."

The Pul Pervogo Telegram channel has shared additional details of Aleksandr Lukashenko's upcoming visit to Russia. "Tomorrow Lukashenko will go to the Russian Far East. It is known that he will not only visit the Vostochny Cosmodrome (where talks with Putin will be held on Tuesday), but will also go to Vladivostok. The President planned to go there for a long time. He promised the Governor of Primorsky Krai, Oleg Kozhemyako, to come on a visit. They are on friendly terms for many years," the channel reported.

Aleksandr Lukashenko announced his early meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a sitting of the Security Council on April 7th. The Head of State asked how effectively the Belarusian-Russian agreements on mutual support are being implemented in connection with a harsh pressure of the West, and what additional measures are needed. “In the near future, I will meet with the leadership of Russia, with the President of Russia. I would like to know what kind of problems we have to solve at the presidential level,” the Head of State said.

Earlier, Aleksandr Lukashenko repeatedly stated that Belarusian specialists are ready to participate in construction of the Vostochny Cosmodrome.

A few days ago, the President of Russia introduced a bill to the State Duma of the Russian Federation that empowers Roscosmos state corporation to employ citizens and companies from Belarus to perform works and render services related to the cosmodrome construction.