Putin: Russia will fulfil all its obligations to Belarus, including within Union State and CSTO
MOSCOW. Sept 14 (Interfax) - Russia will fulfill all the obligations it has assumed in relations with Belarus, including within the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), Russian President Vladimir Putin said opening his meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Monday.
"Russia remains committed to all of our agreements, including the agreements that stem from the Union State Treaty and the CSTO. We see Belarus as our closest ally, and of course, as I have already told you many times in our phone calls, we will deliver on all the obligations we have assumed," Putin said.
These obligations were assumed on a mutual basis in the 1990s, he said.
"Russia has undertaken certain obligations, and it must deliver on them, regardless of who is in power at a given moment," Putin said.