Russia is the main economic and trade partner of Belarus: it accounted for 59.5 percent of the total foreign trade volume of Belarus in 2001 and 58.1 percent in January-November 2002, a report prepared by the Belarusian Foreign Ministry says. At the same time, Belarus was the second foreign trade partner of Russia (in volume) after Germany.
The volume of trade between Russia and Belarus increased 4.2 percent to a little more than $8.85bn in the first eleven months of 2002 compared to the corresponding period in 2001.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part