Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko took part in a joint forum of Russian and Belarusian Regions via video link on Tuesday.
Speaking about the current situation in Belarus amid the ongoing anti-government protests, Putin stated that the country faces «unprecedented external pressure».
«Relations between Russia and Belarus are not prone to either time or momentary sentiment because they have a solid foundation and our states are united by strong cultural and spiritual ties rooted in the past centuries, extensive kinship and family ties, and a common history», he added.
Lukashenko on his turn highlighted the joint work on a UN General Assembly draft resolution on fighting neo-Nazism.
Mass demonstrations have taken place in Belarus since the disputed presidential election last month, that saw Lukashenko re-elected for a sixth term.