Updated at 18:07,08-09-2017

Putin says he will not 'pull' Belarus to Russia

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On April 16, Russian President is holding a live press conference on TV and radio.

On April 16, Russian President Vladimir Putin is holding a live press conference on TV and radio. He is answering questions relating to politics, economy, situation in Ukraine, Boris Nemtsov's murder.

According to Putin, Russia has "no imperial ambitions." He cited the example of the Eurasian Economic Union, which includes Belarus.

"We are developing relations in the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union with our neighbors - Kazakhstan, Belarus - RIA Novosti quoted Putin. What is the purpose of these unions - not to pull countries up, no. The purpose is for the people living in our countries to have a better life, to have open borders..."