Premieres Russia and Belarus held a working meeting

Vladimir Putin and Sergei Sidorsky held on December 8 in Moscow a meeting to coordinate their positions on a common economic space.

This was announced by the press secretary of the Russian government Dmitry Peskov.

Evening of December 7 Putin had a telephone conversation with Sergei Sidorsky.

The press service of the government reported that the visit to Moscow Sidorsky scheduled for one day.

Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg on November 19 during a meeting of heads of government of the Customs Union expressed confidence that Moscow, Minsk and Astana will fall to agree on the documents on the Common Economic Space to the meeting of the presidents of the three countries, to be held on December 9.

According to the Russian prime minister, has on October 15 were found solutions to the most complex issues relating to energy and rail transport. As a result, today signed documents of a large part of the package. Another set of documents almost ready and sign them can be timed to the summit of the presidents of the "troika" on December 9.

"I'm sure we could complete the work on the entire package SES is to this date. For its part, is set to such work ", — said Putin.

During the press conference, Vladimir Putin said that the duty on crude oil may be canceled, but upon ratification, and not just signing a package of documents on the establishment of the SES.

Andrew Suzdaltsev

Moscow political analyst Andrew Suzdaltsev Notes: Russia stimulates rather Lukashenko to sign these documents, knowing that he will not do them.

"The Belarusian side in a hurry to sign the documents on the CES. He expects that by signing them and quickly ratified, will insure the recognition of the results of voting on December 19 presidential election. Russia will be forced to These elections recognize, as president, who defeated them, will ensure the implementation of these agreements. Russia stimulates rather Lukashenko to sign these documents, knowing that he will not do them "- says Suzdaltsev.

In late November, in his annual address to the Federal Assembly, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev of the countries with which "there is great potential in building an innovative component of cooperation", named Ukraine and Kazakhstan without mentioning Belarus.

December 7 Dmitry Medvedev has clarified the issue of joint accession to the WTO, claiming that Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan will join the All-Union Trade Organisation "apart, but remaining in the Customs Union." "Finally, everyone should understand that this is quite a normal situation. Unions may be many, and the WTO have one" — said Medvedev at a press conference on the occasion of the summit, Russia — EU.

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