Updated at 17:11,20-07-2018

Belarusian Opposition to Meet with Putin

Alyaksandr Kutsitski, www.udf.by

The meeting may take place during the international conference to be held from 20 to 23 January in Moscow. The Vice-Chairman of the United Civil Party, economist Jaraslau Ramanchuk has been invited to this event dealing with the consequences of the global financial crisis.

"This is a forum at which, in the context of the running Russia – Belarus oil war, it is very timely to introduce our concept of developing bilateral relations," said the politician. "We have a very well-balanced position which will allow Belarus to avoid fighting with anyone or having conflicts, but will help to get friendly relations with all our neighbours in the East and West."

According to Jaraslau Ramanchuk, the forum will be attended by ministers of finance and economy of Russia, as well as advisers of Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin.

"It is possible that the event will be attended by the Prime Minister of Russia himself," said the politician.

In an interview with www.udf.by, Jaraslau Ramanchuk noted that the concept of the United Civil Party requires rejection of inefficient international agreements previously concluded between Moscow and Minsk (including the treaty establishing the Union State) and adoption of a new framework for agreements on the basis of transparent market relations.

"We propose to restart the relations and to develop them in a civilized way. Then each party will know how much and for what it pays. This will save Belarus and Russia from new trade wars," said Jaraslau Ramanchuk.