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Putin voices support for Belarus in its resistance to illegitimate sanctions

On the eve of the full-scale meeting of the eighth forum of the regions of Russia and Belarus, in which Putin and Lukashenko will participate in a videoconference mode, the two men also discussed a number of crucial issues on the bilateral agenda

MOSCOW, July 1. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telephone conversation with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko has voiced solidarity with his country in its resistance to illegitimate Western sanctions, the Kremlin's press-service said.

The two leaders paid great attention to the continuing sanction pressure on Belarus.

"The Russian side expressed solidarity with Belarus, which resists unilateral illegitimate restrictions imposed by the Western countries in violation of international law," the news release says.

On the eve of the full-scale meeting of the eighth forum of the regions of Russia and Belarus, in which Putin and Lukashenko will participate in a videoconference mode, the two men also discussed a number of crucial issues on the bilateral agenda.