President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko will start a working visit toRussia today by invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin. The maintopic of their negotiations will be integration between the two countries.They will also analyze the process of preparing a Union Constitution andimproving the union's legislation, which is required, in particular, forholding elections to the Union parliament.Additionally, Putin and Lukashenko will discuss collaboration in foreignpolitics, for instance, regarding regional security and the establishmentof "large Europe without borderlines". Earlier, this visit of theBelarusian leader was scheduled for August 13 but it was postponed untilAugust 14 after working schedules of the two presidents had beencoordinated..
Putin said that NATO increased its military personnel by 10,000 people in the areas where NATO troops should not even be in accordance with key documents
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969