Putin has decided to give “the Union” of Russia and Belarus “concrete shape”. This is in exclusive comments the online edition Ukraine news – From-UA was told by the Director of the Institute for political analysis and international studies Sergei Tolstov.
Commenting on the latest news about the “rapprochement” between Russia and Belarus, the interlocutor of the edition recalls that the documents of the Union state between the two countries signed long ago.
“Recently, obviously, Putin wanted to give the Union any specific shape, including by means of economic pressure through the introduction of a number of limitations, reduced energy supplies,” the analyst notes.
According to Tolstov, “accelerate the integration” occurs for obvious reasons.
“The last program that was agreed upon, on the one hand, meant the transfer of Belarus on export prices for energy resources, and on the other hand, proposed to unify the system of collecting taxes that is redistributed to the side of the Russian budget. Lukashenko, first tried to resist, but then approved a program more stringent integration with specific terms that could mitigate the implications for Belarus”, – adds the analyst.