VIDEO: Lukashenko Publicly Calls Out Putin for Blundering With Lockdown — Putin’s Reaction Says It All
Tsar Lukashenko at Eurasia summit: Prolonged quarantine and self-isolation didn't help superpower Russia
At the latest summit of the Eurasian Economic Union, Lukashenko of Belarus also had something to say about covid-19 and lockdowns (be sure to switch on the subtitles):
Putin’s posture and shuffling of papers says it all. I’ve never seen him look smaller.
The current situation in the world and the post-soviet region is very dynamic.
Despite this, it is obvious that its perception in most countries is beginning to change dramatically.
Prolonged quarantines and self-isolation of the population have clearly shown that even the superpowers do not have a margin of safety, which allows in conditions of closed borders and non-operating enterprises any significant time to stop the decline of national economies.
Increasingly, we hear the most negative forecasts of experts for individual states and even continents for the short and long term perspective.
One of the most distinctive problems they call the issue of providing the population with food.
Therefore, today it is extremely important for us to find ways to preserve the agricultural and industrial sectors of our countries while taking all measures to protect people.
We hope that Russia, as the locomotive of our integration union, will correlate the measures which are taken to resume economic growth with our agreements within the union to ensure a free access of goods to the markets in the EAEU.
This was a summit that Lukeshenko himself technically hosted albeit it was held as a video conference. Clearly the Belarusian President and TV technicians came prepared.
Nonetheless, he may have opened up with a barb but the Belarusian leader ended it with a brotherly call for Russia to re-open and be the leader the Eurasian space needs.