OREANDA-NEWS. Relations between Russia and Belarus “are not subject to either time or conjuncture” and are “truly allied,” President of Russia Vladimir Putin said in an address to the participants of the plenary session of the Forum of Regions of the two countries.

“Now, taking into account the difficult situation in which the Republic of Belarus found itself, including unprecedented external pressure after the presidential election, I would like to repeat once again: relations between Russia and Belarus are not subject to either time or conjuncture, they have a solid foundation, since our states are united by strong cultural and spiritual ties rooted in centuries, extensive kinship and family ties, and common history,” Putin said.

The President recalled that both countries “purposefully implement” the Treaty on the Creation of the Union State and participate in the activities of the Eurasian Economic Union. “We are jointly solving the issues of defense construction, countering acute modern challenges and threats, including work within the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organization,” the politician explained.