Putin to Lukashenko: totally independent countries just do not exist
Totally independent countries just do not exist, Russian President Vladimir Putin said after holding the talks with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko.
Putin said that the European Parliament takes far more decisions mandatory for all EU members that the Soviet Union’s Supreme Soviet made in its day in relation to the constituent republics of the USSR. "Totally independent countries just do not exist,"the head of state stressed.
The president also pointed to the military alliances and NATO. "Do you think that any of the European countries wants U.S. medium-range missiles to be deployed in Europe? Nobody wants this, but they prefer to keep quiet. Where is their sovereignty?" TASS cited Putin as saying.