During the meeting of the Supreme state Council of the Union state, which takes place this week in Minsk, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, «Mr Medvedev».
About that funny incident in writing Thursday, February 25, the Russian media and, in particular, the newspaper «Vedomosti».
With Putin opening a meeting in an expanded format, Lukashenka, addressing the Russian President, misspoke and mixed it up with the Prime Minister.
Putin with humor reacted to the appeal by Mr Medvedev: «that’s Right, money is all there.» It was a clear hint that the distribution of budgetary funding by the government of Russia.
The Belarusian leader told reporters that on the eve of the summit has been held «a very solid training: «We three with Mr Putin discussed by telephone, our premiere discussed».
The event discussed economic issues, foreign policy issues, as well as further development of the Union state. Integration, which began 20 years ago at the initiative of the first President of Russia Boris Yeltsin and Alexander Lukashenko, «is developing successfully,» noted the Russian leader.