Watch: Lukashenko mocks Putin right in front of him at press conference

Written by Jeppe W

Dec.27 - 2023 11:39 AM CET


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In a recent meeting between Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Lukashenko openly made light of the ongoing egg shortage in Russia.

The Belarusian leader’s remarks come at a time when Russia is grappling with a significant shortfall in egg production, leading to requests for assistance from neighboring countries.

During the meeting, President Putin reportedly sought Lukashenko's help in addressing the egg scarcity that has hit several Russian regions. This shortage has prompted authorities in various regions, including Irkutsk and Tyumen, to take unusual measures to stabilize the situation.

In the Irkutsk region, local authorities have reached an agreement with egg producers to fix prices until March 31, 2024, as stated by the region’s agriculture minister. This decision aims to prevent price hikes amid the shortage and ensure availability to the public.

Similarly, the Tyumen region has introduced price-fixing measures. The regional department of the agro-industrial complex, in collaboration with producers, has agreed to maintain stable egg prices. Poultry farms in the region have already signed the relevant agreements to this effect.

Lukashenko's humorous take on Russia's egg shortage during the meeting with Putin highlights the economic challenges facing Russia. The country's agricultural sector is under strain, partly due to ongoing international sanctions and domestic policy issues.

These price-fixing measures, while providing temporary relief, point to a larger issue in Russia's food supply chain. The government's intervention to control prices reflects the urgency of the situation and the need to prevent further economic turmoil among consumers.

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