Lukashenko complained to Putin about bribes in delivering Belarusian goods to Russia
In response, the President of Russia promised to deal with the bribe-takers, who hinder Russian-Belarusian trade relations.
During the meeting in St. Petersburg, the heads of Russia and Belarus agreed to 'deal with the swindlers', who obstruct the supply of agricultural products from the neighboring republic to Russia.
According to Interfax, this was announced by President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting in Minsk.
Earlier, at the meeting with Putin which took place on April 3, Alexander Lukashenko complained to the Russian president that without giving bribes to Russian officials, it is impossible to travel either to St. Petersburg or Moscow.
"Is that how Belarusians are treated? We bring you the goods, and you stop them. It is impossible to travel in the territory of Russia. When we enter Russia, we need to pay 10 thousand to traffic police, 40 thousand to Rosselkhoznadzor, and 40 thousand more to enter St. Petersburg. We have already figured out all these schemes," Lukashenko added.
According to Lukashenko, Vladimir Putin promised to understand and solve this issue. He said that the parties agreed on special services, which would maintain order on the Russian-Belarusian border.
Lukashenko also drew attention to the unjustifiably severe sanctions on the part of Russian controlling bodies to entire regions of Belarus. According to him, it is unreasonable to "close the entire Minsk region" upon detection of salmonella in a particular agricultural enterprise.