Putin praises Lukashenko as authority figure trusted by people

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Aug. 30, 2012, 5:03 p.m. | Russia and former Soviet Union — by Interfax-Ukraine

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko
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MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated his Belarusian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko, on his birthday and praised his contribution to the formation of the Customs Union and the Common Economic Space.

"Everyone knows about your personal contribution to the consolidation of the Russian-Belarusian friendship, resolution of major issues relating to the union-building, and formation of the Customs Union and the Common Economic Space. The results achieved in these areas enable us today to move successfully towards the Eurasian Economic Union," the Russian president said in a telegram posted on the Kremlin's website on Thursday.

Belarus and Russia will continue to increase their diverse cooperation and consistently implement integration projects, Putin wrote.

"Your efficient work as Belarusian President aimed at active socio-economic development of your country, earned you high authority and trust among your fellow citizens," the telegram said.

Putin wished Lukashenko good heath, happiness, well-being and new achievements.

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Byron Hill Aug. 31, 2012, 2:32 a.m.    

Reminds me of other words of praise: "Adolf Hitler delivers a speech at the Gau Party Congress of Mainfranken in Würzburg in which he praises the accomplishments of the Nazi Revolution and insists that they have not been the work of man alone.
Hitler says:
"In this hour I would ask of the Lord God only this: that, as in the past, so in the years to come He would give His blessing to our work and our action, to our judgment and our resolution, that He will safeguard us from all false pride and from all cowardly servility, that He may grant us to find the straight path which His Providence has ordained for the German people, and that He may ever give us the courage to do the right, never to falter, never to yield before any violence, before any danger.…

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Phill M Aug. 31, 2012, 3:54 a.m.    

And now, Lukashenko will ask Russia again where the $20 billion is to pay down Belarus' debt in exchange for entering the trade union.

After that, Russia will ban meat and cheese imports from Belarus because they are tainted.

After which Belarus will ask Russia why it isn't buying and tractors.

After which Russia will raise gas prices exported to Belarus.

After which...


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Dirk Aug. 31, 2012, 5:09 a.m.    

Both of these Bolshevik relics need to go. Yanu and Luka are simply Putin's gauleiters. Russia out of Ukraine!!

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