Belarus announced that it will increase fuel shipments to Russia to solve its serious shortage crisis

The Belarusian dictator, Alexander Lukashenkoheld a meeting this Friday with the Russian president, Vladimir Putinin which he assured that Minsk has recently supplied 60,000 tons of diesel and 60,000 tons of gasoline to Moscow and is willing to continue increasing shipments.

Lukashenko is visiting Russia, a country that is currently suffering a serious shortage of diesel.

The dictator proposed to Putin to think about a “three-way” cooperation between Belarus, Russia and North Koreawhose leader, Kim Jong-unis on an official visit to this country.

“I think we can consider three-way cooperation,” Lukashenko told Putin during the meeting between the two in the Russian resort of Sochi.

Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko attends a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia, September 15, 2023. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Pool via REUTERS (SPUTNIK/)

Lukashenko assured that the North Korean side has “great interest” in Russiaand considered that there will also be work there for Belarus.

Likewise, he added that he has followed “carefully” the conversations between Putin and Kim that took place this Wednesday at the Russian Vostochny Cosmodrome, in the Russian Far East, and lasted for more than four hours.

”I was very pleased to see you with Kim Jong-un at the Vostochny Cosmodrome, because I was also there with you”Lukashenko said, referring to the visit he made to that strategic facility in April 2022 together with Putin.

Putin, for his part, noted that Russia will continue to look for opportunities to develop its relations with the North Korean regime without “infringing anything,” alluding to the UN Security Council sanctions that weigh on Pyongyang.

Lukashenko’s visit to Russia is the fifth so far this year and the first since the death of the head of the Wagner Group, Yevgeny Prigozhinrefugee in Belarus, in an air disaster in Russian territory, the causes of which have not yet been clarified.

(With information from Reuters and EFE)