MINSK, April 2 (Itar-Tass) -- Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko stated that Belarus and Russia have no insurmountable problems and face no confrontation. "Whatever speculations were arousing around the current problems, they existed always and in the Soviet times as well, but we are determined to accomplish the tasks, which we are facing, we have no insurmountable problems," Alexander Lukashenko said at a meeting with visiting Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov here on Friday.
According to him, the Belarusians and the Russians are a common nation, and one nation should not have insurmountable disagreements. Lukashenko noted that at the meeting with the Russian high-ranking official he intends to hold an open conversation. "If you have problems and claims, you should say about it to me straightforwardly. It is necessary to bring our positions closer, so that we were aware how to act tomorrow and the day after tomorrow in order not to confront Belarusian actions and so that they did not say that we turned away from Russia," the Belarusian president said