Analysis: Tempo of Belarus and Russia’s integration talks rises but matters remain delicately poised

  • 2019-12-19
  • Emil Avdaliani
Belarus and Russia are in talks to accelerate the creation of a unified state. The news followed leaks in September this year in which Russian media outlet Kommersant stated that Russia and Belarus were planning to form an economic confederacy by 2022 and that December 2020 would herald the signing of the necessary documents. The idea of a unified state goes back to the Union State Treaty signed in 1999 and many believe that all of the current Moscow-Minsk talks amount to simply putting on a show to prove to the public that the two states have been sincere about the integ...
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